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Sure, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos play in what is arguably the most beautiful stadium in baseball, but there is so much more that goes into making the fan’s experience memorable. Read the story here.

“BP oil-spill money will be used to help the Port of Pensacola become a training base for American Magic, a New York-based yacht-racing team that is an America’s Cup challenger.” Click here for the story.

“GrowFL is proud to announce the finalists for the 13th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Awards, a prestigious recognition program celebrating high-performing second-stage companies that demonstrate innovative business strategies and excellent potential for future growth. The 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch is brought to you by Duke Energy and Nperspective CFO & Strategic … Read more

“Pensacola International Airport has been honored with the Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year award by the Florida Department of Transportation for Project Titan Element 1, ST Engineering’s second hangar at the airport. This recognition was announced at the FDOT Annual Aviation Awards Ceremony, held as part of the Florida Airports Council Annual Conference … Read more

Operation Next is a Department of Defense-funded and SkillBridge-approved program that provides military personnel, spouses, dependents and veterans* with FREE training in advanced manufacturing skills. Click here for more information.

The FloridaWest Board of Directors is pleased to announce they have selected a new CEO to head the economic development agency. Seasoned economic development leader Brian Hilson is coming from Alabama where he has more than 40 years of experience leading programs that address all phases of community-based economic growth. His leadership in Alabama helped … Read more

Pensacola, FL (May 11, 2023) – FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance has announced team member Patrick Rooney, CO:LAB Director of Entrepreneurial Development, has completed Leanstack Level-1 Coach Training and is now Leanstack Certified. Leanstack is hands-on training for educators, mentors, and consultants looking to achieve breakthrough innovation with their teams. Leanstack is designed for mentors like … Read more

“The smallest city in our ranking shines as bright as its Gulf of Mexico white-sand beaches. History and proximity to Alabama help explain the vibe: Southern hospitality, ironwork balconies and historic bars.” Click below to read entire article on “World’s Best Cities.” America’s Best Cities

“Pensacola, like a lot of coastal towns, has a magnetic pull to her that is at times unexplainable and often unavoidable. To some degree, this pull is an intentional effort to make the city into a community where locals have a sense of place, bolstered with the pride knowing anyone can live, work and play … Read more

“Some people think all the innovation has to come out of Silicon Valley or Boston, but I really feel, especially in health care, we can create these entities where we are,” he said. “The Gulf Coast has the workforce and the ability to do whatever we want to do. I think we have a great … Read more