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who we are

A Catalyst for Progress

The Economic Council of Okeechobee County is a non-profit organization working to create an environment conducive to quality growth and a healthy economy in Okeechobee County, Florida. The Council provides a single, united voice for the business leaders of the community, serving as a platform recognized by all local and state government.

As the oldest and most influential business and community advocacy group in Okeechobee County, the Economic Council acts as a catalyst between the public and private sectors to foster dialogue, planning and action.


Generations of Impact

For nearly 30 years, the Council and its members have worked to challenge the status quo and encourage policy to support a healthy business climate and quality economic growth with a non-partisan agenda.

The passion ECO members have for Okeechobee County is more than evident by their decades of service to the community. Initiatives previously driven by the Council have helped shaped the economic and civic landscape of Okeechobee into the community it is today.

The Economic Council of Okeechobee is a passionate organization whose common goal is to realize the forward progress of a great community
— Fred Fanizzi | Quail Creek Plantation

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