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
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
Celebrate Florida’s competitiveness and economic prosperity during Florida Economic Development Week
During the week of February 11- 17, FloridaWest joins Economic Development Professionals from around the state in recognizing Florida Economic Development Week. Economic Development Week is an event created by the Florida Economic Development Council to celebrate the...read more
Notice is hereby given of intent to apply to the 2019 Legislature, in the 2019 regular or any special or extended legislative sessions, for passage of an act relating to the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, and the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development...read more
More than one member of the FloridaWest Board of Directors may be in attendance at the Pensacola Mayoral Transition Team’s Economic Development Community Input Meetings on the following dates and locations: Friday, January 11 7:30 am-9:00 am 3rd Floor Conference Room...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.