7th Special Forces Group has given the area a needed economic boost

Published: Monday, December 3, 2012 at 05:52 PM.

At one point, the Air Force estimated there would be 107 planes at Eglin. Twenty-two jets have arrived so far.

The effects have been positive, but just how much economic benefit will come from the program is yet to be determined, Lewis said.

“They are just not here in the numbers we initially thought they would be,” he said.

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Lauren Sage Reinlie at 850-315-4443 or lreinlie@nwfdailynews.com. Follow her on Twitter @LaurenRnwfdn.

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