WALTON COUNTY TOP-PERFORMING LOCAL ECONOMY IN FLORIDA

 

Walton County has been named the top performing local economy in Florida, according to a report from watchdog.org. Walton, according to a Wall Street 24/7 analysis of Florida counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015, recorded a 53 percent GDP growth rate over the three-year period. The study, which pegged the size of the county’s GDP at $2.5 billion, said its fastest growing industry was professional, scientific and management. Bill Imfeld, executive director of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance, said the study shows there is a need for continued growth in infrastructure and housing in the area. “If we do that, we will continue to be successful,” Imfeld said. “We were blessed to be in the Panhandle, where we share with other counties a place for people to come and enjoy this area and work and live here. It’s not just Walton County, it’s the entire Panhandle that’s successful.”

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