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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Waiving the Waiting Week for Reemployment Assistance
Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), at the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, announced the waiving of the requirement to wait a week to receive Reemployment Assistance benefits through May 8, 2020. The waiting week has been waived so...
At 1 pm today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order (#20-91, attached) which is a 30-day "Safer at Home" order EO 20-91. The order will become effective after midnight Thursday, at 12:01 am on April 3, 2020. FloridaWest has been monitoring...
The global pandemic COVID-19 has created a unique challenge for our businesses and our community. We at FloridaWest are committed to the continued success of our businesses. We are working diligently with our local, state and federal partners to monitor changing...
FloridaWest means business in Greater Pensacola
Businesses looking to establish, thrive and innovate have found that this idyllic region, long known for its fabulous beaches and lifestyle, is the focal point of manufacturing and technology in Florida. Manufacturing is valued here, as are creative thinkers who like to design, develop and see the results of their efforts.
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
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
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
Greater Pensacola is a Great Place for Business!
Greater Pensacola is a great place to be!
A vibrant community with a thriving downtown and Florida’s best beaches, this is a greater place to live. Pensacola and Escambia County also boast a supportive business community and an encouraging environment in which entrepreneurs and innovative companies can thrive.
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.