By MATT ALGARIN / The Destin Log
DESTIN — The city and Chamber of Commerce are working to come up with a strategy to spur economic development.
“Economic development has to be localized for Destin and a plan created
for Destin,” said Shane Moody, president and CEO of the Destin Area
Chamber of Commerce. “We want Okaloosa County to stay on the map as
well, but when small, high-tech businesses are looking for a place to
locate, we want them to think about Destin.”
The chamber-formed working group would be comprised of representatives
from the chamber, the city, the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa
County and business partners.
Moody said that job-creating partnerships between cities and chambers
are nothing new, but is indicative of a trend that is taking shape all
over the country in communities such Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga.,
and Hilton Head, S.C. More here.