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On Friday October 13, 2017, FloridaWest and UWF, in partnership with public and private organizations, officially launched the Cybersecurity Strategic Plan for Greater Pensacola at a standing room only event in the UWF Commons Conference Center. Our existing cybersecurity industry cluster, combined with a national need for cybersecurity services and development, presents a unique opportunity … Read more


Since taking office, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s first priority has been creating jobs for the people of Florida. FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance thanks Governor Scott for his proactive support of Pensacola, Escambia County and our local job creating initiatives.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Governor and our community partners in promoting The Bluffs.

CareerSource Escarosa will partner with Escambia County and Pensacola State College to host the 2017 Fall Job Fair on Friday, September 29 from 10 am  to 2 pm at the Brownsville Community Center, 3200 West Desoto Street, Pensacola, FL. This no-cost event is open to the public. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with … Read more

ITEN WIRED Extends Early Bird Registration to August 4 Tech Conference takes place October 9 – 11 at the Pensacola Beach Hilton ITEN WIRED is the Gulf Coast’s premier conference for executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, and educators working in technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange ideas and forge new collaborations around innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. With topics … Read more

New FloridaWest website features include The Bluffs campus, targeted industry sectors, workforce data, access to market, available properties and more.

International Paper’s Pensacola Mill has a long history of service to the area’s economy, making paper products for more than 75 years and being one of the best corporate citizens in the community.

FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance announced The Bluffs, Northwest Florida’s Industrial Campus has received $3.1 million in funding for site connectivity and infrastructure improvements as part of the 2017-2018 State of Florida budget signed by Governor Rick Scott.

App River's CEO Murdoch

Top companies talk about how they have found success in the Greater Pensacola region. Hear from AppRiver, ARCO Marine Products, Jupiter/Bach Composite Industry and Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services.

A report by Florida TaxWatch, finds that the growth of high-tech manufacturing is beneficial to Florida and that investing in the industry now can put us ahead of competitor states in enticing companies to the state.

Until recently, it wasn’t unusual to see energy recovery operator Cedric Watson walking around Ascend’s Pensacola plant with an $8 stethoscope hanging from his neck and a yellow legal pad in his hand – the tools he used every day to inspect and keep track of the plant’s more than 5,000 steam traps.