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Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation | 2229 NW 9th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34972 | P: 1 (863) 357-2334 | E: info@ocedcorp.com

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Contact Us: 863.357.2334

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CARES ACT BUSINESS GRANT  CLICK HERE for Guidelines and to Apply Online.

Target Industries

South Central Florida’s economic development executives have identified Target Industries that are an ideal fit to our workforce, education and transportation infrastructure:

Below is a chart of South Central Florida’s 2010 (preliminary) average annual employment and wages as it compares to the State of Florida.

Average Annual Employment, % by Category, 2010 preliminary Heartland Florida
Natural Resource & Mining 20.15% 1.20%
Construction 4.13% 4.90%
Manufacturing 3.65% 4.30%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 17.25% 20.50%
Information 0.53% 1.90%
Financial Activities 2.73% 6.60%
Professional & Business Services 4.48% 14.70%
Education & Health Services 11.98% 14.80%
Leisure and Hospitality 7.02% 12.90%
Other Services 1.78% 3.20%
Government 24.22% 15.00%

 

Average Annual Wage, 2010 preliminary Heartland Florida
Natural Resource & Mining $25,446 $24,287
Construction $30,111 $41,088
Manufacturing $45,704 $51,847
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $32,256 $37,111
Information $37,371 $61,487
Financial Activities $38,302 $57,043
Professional & Business Services $29,337 $49,155
Education & Health Services $35,562 $43,685
Leisure and Hospitality $16,110 $21,448
Other Services $21,279 $29,608
Government $38,847 $47,360

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