The Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, TeCMEN, was established by the One Okaloosa EDC in 1989 to be the premier business advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries. TeCMEN provides opportunities for innovative collaboration and advanced technical expertise locally, regionally, and in the competitive global marketplace. 

TeCMEN represents more than 40 influential technology, engineering and manufacturing enterprises and key educational and workforce development partners with STEM specializations. This group is comprised of Fortune 500, mid-sized and small local businesses, to include disadvantaged businesses. The TeCMEN member's president, CEO or designated representative meets monthly to discuss business opportunities. These monthly forums allow member companies to remain aware of local business opportunities and to discuss expanding their capabilities through contract-teaming and networking. Throughout the year there are opportunities for guest participation events.


Its vision is to be the premier business advocate for STEM industries in Okaloosa County providing opportunities for skills advancement, innovative collaboration, diversification and commercialization in a competitive global economy.

Mission Statement

One Okaloosa member companies formulate TeCMEN to promote sustainment, growth and advancement within Okaloosa’s technology-based business community through the association, collaboration, and contract teaming of its science, technology, engineering and math, STEM, industry clusters and workforce development partners.

TeCMEN Member Criteria: 

Must be a One Okaloosa Corporate Level Investor AND a Technology, Manufacturing or Engineering Company 

TeCMEN member companies represent every major manufacturing and engineering discipline necessary to support requirements of both the military missions and the civilian community including:

  • Aerospace & Aviation 

  • Micro-Electronics

  • Biometric Technology

  • Precision Machining

  • Metal Fabrication

  • Information Technology