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OKALOOSA COUNTY LABOR FORCE (FEB. 2014)
Labor Force — 98,478 | Unemployment Rate — 5.0%

INDUSTRY SECTOR — Establishments — Employees — Wage
Accommodations & Food Services — 633 — 12,927 — $18,668
Retail Trade — 910 — 11,773 — $24,908
Public Administration — 79 — 9,639 — $60,372
Health Care & Social Assistance — 600 — 8,607 — $40,144
Professional, Scientific & Technical — 723 — 6,218 — $73,216
Education Services — 58 — 4,306 — $38,376
Administration, Support, Waste Management &
Remediation — 435 — 4,064 — $36,088
Construction — 686 — 3,715 — $33,644
Manufacturing — 148 — 3,345 — $54,964
Finance & Insurance — 304 — 2,842 — $45,448
Other Services — 488 — 2,664 — $32,916
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing — 382 — 2,137 — $31,252
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation — 123 — 1,562 — $17,680
Transportation & Warehousing — 164 — 1,369 — $42,432
Wholesale Trade — 175 — 931 — $81,016
Information — 78 — 910 — $50,232
Utilities — 18 — 390 — $48,672
Management of Companies — 39 — 310 — $60,424
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting — 22 — 88 — $27,768
Mining — 6 — 9 — $20,592
Unclassified Establishments — 12 — 7 — $22,880

TOP PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Business:
Full-Service Hospital
Number of Employees — 992

L-3/Crestview Aerospace Corporation Business:
Aircraft Manufacturing, Modification
Number of Employees — 973

Resort Quest Business:
Real Estate Sales & Property
Number of Employees — 930

InDyne, Inc. Business:
Range/Test Facilities; Security
Number of Employees — 786

DRS Training & Control Systems Business:
Defense Electronics
Number of Employees — 860

Jacobs TEAS:
Engineering Services
Number of Employees — 700

North Okaloosa Medical Center Business:
Full-Service Hospital
Number of Employees — 673

Tybrin Corporation Business:
Engineering Analysis & Software Development
Number of Employees — 584

Cox Communications Business:
Communications Network
Number of Employees — 575

BAE Systems Technical Services:
Aerospace & Defense Contractor
Number of Employees — 700

Lockheed Martin:
Aerospace & Defense Contractor
Number of Employees — 680

Boeing:
Aerospace & Defense Contractor
Number of Employees — 530

INDUSTRIAL PARKS
The Okaloosa County Industrial Park is a full-service, 400-acre park with access to a category 2 ILS 8,500-foot runway. The area also hosts a 116-acre industrial park situated on Interstate 10 in Holt and a 35-acre industrial park in Laurel Hill.

STATE & LOCAL TAXATION COUNTY
Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government — 3.4308 (Lowest in the State of Florida)
Special — 0.0450
Schools — 7.6390
Total — 10.9739

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption — Yes
Federal Enterprise Zone — No
State Enterprise Zone — EZ-4601

STATE
Corporate Income Tax — 5.5%
Personal Income Tax — 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax — 6.0%
Intangible Tax (per $1,000) — 1-1.5%

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