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FloridaWest Showcases New Sites and Buildings Website

by FloridaWest News




With the support of First Place Partners, FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance and Santa Rosa County Economic Development now have a valuable new resource for existing businesses looking to expand or new companies wishing to locate in our community.

The information, available at and , includes extensive demographic data about the region that helps market the region to existing and prospective businesses.

“Thanks to First Place Partners, we now have a great new resource to showcase our region to any company or firm in the world looking to relocate or expand,” Scott Luth, FloridaWest CEO, said. “And this online database also includes valuable information on each site such as available labor force, consumer expenditures, competitors, suppliers, education and other demographics – all great information sought by developers.”

First Place Partners, a private-sector organization of about 40 businesses in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, paid for the Internet data base, which is also tied into regional and statewide property data bases.

“With the Internet, economic development is all about showcasing your region online,” First Place Partners Director, John Hutchinson said. “Companies begin their search for ideal locations on the Internet and unless you have a comprehensive presence, you risk never being considered. This database puts us in a position to be much more competitive.”

The sites are updated daily through realtor listings and include heat maps, charts and other data that allows users to compare data among different communities.