FloridaWest means business in Greater Pensacola
FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance works to connect the assets, resources and skilled workforce of the Greater Pensacola region with business and industry to build a thriving industrial and professional community for the ongoing economic growth and prosperity of the region.
Our Talented Workforce
As a premier city in the third largest state in the nation, Pensacola offers employers a large, talented, young and available pool of workers at a more affordable rate than other comparative high-tech regions thanks to a competitive state tax structure and low cost of living. Additionally, the state’s workforce is more culturally and linguistically diverse providing additional competitive advantages to employers seeking to serve a global marketplace. Read More
Our Business Climate
As Florida’s largest region along the gulf coast, the Greater Pensacola area economy is a generator of new businesses while also attracting business and industry world-wide. The region is home to more than 500 companies, a strong manufacturing workforce and experienced entrepreneurs. Major industries such as aerospace and defense, advanced manufacturing and professional services benefit from the stable economy and low cost of doing business. Read More
Infrastructure Built for Industry
Whether it’s by land, air or sea, we can help you get your cargo wherever it needs to go with national and global connectivity to your markets. Escambia County’s extensive multi-modal infrastructure provides easy access to several major thoroughfares including Interstate 10, CSX and the Gulf Coast Railway, a deep-water port, an international airport with 11 non-stop flights, and entry to the Intercoastal Waterway. Read More
We are advocates for our community—clients, citizens and you—driven by a singular focus: relationships. Central to this idea is an utmost respect for people and partnerships. We work as dedicated teams committed to thinking creatively, working collaboratively, and proactively pursuing the most effective, efficient solutions to your business needs. We are your partners for economic success.
Representatives from the FloridaWest Board of Directors and the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission presented the FloridaWest/PEDC Five-Year Strategic plan to the Escambia County Commission during today’s Committee of the Whole Meeting. The plan...read more
Maritime Administration Announces More Than $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards Today, Frank Patti Jr., President of Patti Marine Enterprises announced that the shipyard has been awarded $449,231 to support Maritime jobs in Pensacola. The U.S. Department...read more
FloridaWest EDA is joining with the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Visit Pensacola, The Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, Century Chamber of Commerce and the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce to help Escambia County businesses better prepare for...read more