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who we are

A Catalyst for Progress

The Economic Council of Okeechobee County serves as an influential voice for the local business community to policy makers at both the local and state level. The Council works to advance initiatives which promote quality economic growth and improve the quality of life in Okeechobee County, Florida.

As the area’s oldest and most influential business and community advocacy organization, the Economic Council acts as a catalyst between the public and private sectors to foster dialogue, planning and action.


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

History

Generations of Impact

For nearly 30 years, the Council and its members have worked to encourage policy to support a healthy business climate and prudent 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 area. Initiatives previously driven by the Council have helped shaped the economic and civic landscape of Okeechobee into the community it is today.

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