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who we are

A Catalyst for Progress

The Economic Council provides a single, united voice for the business leaders of the community, serving as a platform recognized by all local and state government. The Council actively promotes prudent economic growth, advocates for policy conducive to an improved quality of life, and works diligently to realize a prosperous and vibrant future for Okeechobee County.

As the oldest and most influential business 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 promote policy which supports 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.