The FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance was created in October 2014 when economic development was separated and moved out from under the present-day Greater Pensacola Chamber. FloridaWest EDA operates as a publicly/privately-funded organization, observing all local, state and federal laws that apply to nonprofit organizations as defined in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code and Florida’s Government-in-the Sunshine Law and Public Records Act in Chapters 286 and 119 of the Florida Statutes, along with section 288.075 of the Florida Statutes.
The mission of FloridaWest EDA is to promote industry and commerce, enhance the business climate and stimulate economic prosperity, support workforce development, promote community development and encourage political action. FloridaWest EDA strives to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number of people in Pensacola, Escambia County and Northwest Florida.
Diversity and Inclusion:
If we want to advance our community, we must ensure that Economic Development has the right people at the helm to provide vision, strategy, oversight, and leadership.
In Accordance with the FloridaWest Bylaws, criteria for consideration for the Designated Director must include the then-current Directors and how they reflect the socio-demographic composition of Escambia County:
Black / African American 23%
*2020 US Census
The current socio-demographic makeup of FloridaWest’s board is 86.66% White, 13.33% Non-White 26.66% Female and 73.33% Male. Special consideration will be given to those identifying as minority and women.
For FloridaWest By-laws and Board of Directors Information, visit https://www.floridawesteda.com/floridawest-board-materials.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Please respond with a letter of interest and resume to: