A Few Reasons Why Diverse Industries are Thriving in Northwest Florida


  • Northwest Florida boasts a manufacturing workforce of 36,000 within a one-hour drive
  • Ease to Market — Strong infrastructure including three ports, three airports, major railways and Interstate 10 traversing the region
  • Large number of separating military means an exceptional workforce is available
  • Low Corporate Income Tax, 0% Personal Income Tax
  • Competitive wages
  • Available sites and buildings
  • Industry driven Councils to promote economic growth — NWFMC and TeCMEN

Florida’s Great Northwest is the regional economic development organization for the Florida Panhandle. Our region includes three MSAs: Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City and 12 counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty and Franklin. We can provide your company confidential assistance with your relocation or expansion plans to Northwest Florida. The organization is an investor-supported 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation.

The Mission of Florida’s Great Northwest is to market and brand the Northwest Florida region as a globally competitive location for business and to work with regional partners to recruit new jobs and investment throughout Northwest Florida.