Leverage our Community Strengths into Your Business Success


West Florida is a great fit for success. Key industries that thrive here are:


Financial & Professional Services

Greater Pensacola's diversified economic structure has enabled it to be a strong player in the provision of high value-added services, such as financial services (banking, insurance) and professional services (engineering, legal, accounting, consulting).

Information Technology & Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

Our IT strengths include diverse sectors, such as digital media, modeling, simulation and training, photonics/optics and mobile technologies. Some 293 information technology companies employ nearly 3,200 people in Greater Pensacola.

Offshore Vessel Service & Support

The Port of Pensacola is currently the only Florida port reimaging itself as a vessel services center for the US Gulf offshore oil and gas industry.


Aviation Manufacturing & Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)

Greater Pensacola, long known as the Cradle of Naval Aviation is home to aviation-specific military bases, including Naval Air Station Pensacola (NAS Pensacola) and Whiting Field, creating a large cluster of aviation-, aerospace- and defense-concentrated assets.

Defense, Homeland & Cyber Security

The defense and homeland security industry is comprised of innovative companies pursuing the development of products and solutions to support our military and protect civilian populations from terrorist attacks and other security threats. Our high tech economy, impressive military assets, and specially trained workforce make Greater Pensacola a prime place to find the expertise you need to compete in this rapidly evolving industry.




Pensacola's advanced manufacturing industries are diverse and include sectors producing intermediate and finished products ranging from nylon, to wind turbines, to pulp and paper, to circuit control systems, to glass blocks and beyond. In total, the MSA is home to over 169 manufacturers employing more than 14,108 workers. These strong industry assets can help your manufacturing business ramp up fast.