Sea Oats Motel and Management Company is very proud of our community.
Destin is part of Okaloosa-Walton county. We were even more proud when the US Census Bureau released a list of the top 10 fastest growing metropolitan statistical in the US and Okaloosa-Walton County ranked third on the list.
President of Florida’s Great Northwest Larry Sassano said:
That’s impressive, If you show that you have the third fastest-growing MSA in the country, that’s going to say something about the potential for growth for companies. Companies want to grow from a larger pool of potential employees. I think this is a good marketing tool for the region, even though it’s really isolating it to two counties, it’s two counties in Northwest Florida. Anytime you can promote even one county, the other counties will have a positive impact as well.
The Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin MSA had a population of 239,021 in July 2011. That grew to 247,665 by July 2012 for an increase of 3.6 percent. Only the Midland, Texas, and Clarksville, Tenn.-Ky., MSAs had higher growth rates, at 4.6 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively.
The larger the population, the more opportunities employers have to select qualified employees, Sassano said.
Being the last Motel on the beach in Destin, Sea Oats Motel and Management Company has been in Destin through much of it’s growth and we will be here for more growth to come. For anyone who has lived in or visited the area over the last ten years, you have seen the growth for yourself. Destin has become more beautiful and vibrant with each passing year.