New EDC chairman: Economy needs to expand beyond military, tourism

Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM.

“Nothing gets done without a team effort,” said EDC President Larry Sassano. “We’re able to activate these numbers of projects because we’re working together. We’re going to call on more of our leadership in the future because I feel this economy is really strengthening in Okaloosa County and our surrounding communities.

“We’re going to need your support making sure we’re on the right track at all times,” Sassano added.

David Goetsch, the outgoing chairman, was named a lifetime honorary member of the EDC at the banquet.

“He was one of the original founders of the economic development concept,” Sassano said.

Other appointees for the EDC’s executive committee are vice chairman Dwight Howard of J&P Khamken Industries; treasurer Angela Balent of Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel; and secretary Ron Moliterno of BancorpSouth.

Contact Daily News Business Editor Dusty Ricketts at 850-315-4448 or Follow him on Twitter @DustyRnwfdn.

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