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ST Engineering finds a home

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Duwayne Escobedo for IN Weekly When ST Engineering began looking at sites to expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul operations in Mobile, executives scoured locations across the Mississippi, central and northern Alabama and western Florida more than five years ago. Finally, it chose Pensacola. One of the main reasons? The Gulf Coast town’s highly skilled … Read more

Cox Communications Launches Gigabit Internet Service in Pensacola

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Cox Communications Launches Gigabit Internet Service in Pensacola Pensacola, FL – Cox Communications Tuesday announced that it has launched its gigabit Internet service for residential customers in Pensacola. Marketed under the brand name “G1GABLASTSM,” Cox offers speeds 85 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today. Cox announced the expanded availability of residential … Read more

ST Engineering Aerospace signs Memorandum of Understanding to expand its presence at the Pensacola International Airport

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This weekend, Scott Luth, FloridaWest CEO and Escambia County Board of County Commission Chairman Jeff Bergosh were among the participants in a historic Memorandum of Understanding agreement signing between Vincent Chong, President & CEO of ST Engineering Aerospace and Mayor Ashton Hayward, Mayor of the City of Pensacola. The expansion project with ST Engineering Aerospace … Read more

FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

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Florida West Economic Development Alliance received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its “The Bluffs”, a project in the category of Video/Multimedia Promotion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – … Read more

Doing Business in the European Union

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Enterprise Florida Inc. invites you to a business briefing, “Doing Business in the European Union” Friday September 28, 2018 at Co:Lab. In 2016, the United States and the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) enjoyed a robust economic relationship, characterized by $5.1 trillion in two-way investment. In 2017, Transatlantic trade flows (goods and services … Read more

Congressional App Challenge Returns Oct. 27

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Congressman Matt Gaetz will host the Congressional App Challenge Oct. 27, 2018 at the Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering at UWF. The public is encouraged to attend both the competition and the EXPO program. Companies interested in having an industry table at the Expo should contact Laura Rakas at the Office of Congressman … Read more

Geeks on the Beach

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If you can work anywhere, what could beat the sugar white sands of Pensacola? Working from where you want just may be the future of how we work and where better to work than here? More and more, tech professionals are seeing that the Pensacola area is the place to be. Jonathan Arneault, Director – … Read more

FloridaWest is seeking a Director of Workforce Innovation

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FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is currently seeking a Director of Workforce Innovation. The Director of Workforce Innovation will be responsible for developing, implementing and leading programs and strategic alliances with area business, industry, government and educational institutions in support of FloridaWest’s workforce development initiatives throughout the Pensacola Metropolitan Statistical Area. See complete job description and … Read more

FloridaWest EDA Presents Five-Year Strategic Plan for Economic Development

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Representatives from the FloridaWest Board of Directors and the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission presented the FloridaWest/PEDC Five-Year Strategic plan to the Escambia County Commission during today’s Committee of the Whole Meeting.  The plan will be presented to Pensacola City Council at an upcoming meeting. The detailed strategy addresses six areas of work, all designed … Read more

$449,231 Awarded to Historic Patti Shipyard for Maritime Jobs in Pensacola

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Maritime Administration Announces More Than $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards Today, Frank Patti Jr., President of Patti Marine Enterprises announced that the shipyard has been awarded $449,231 to support Maritime jobs in Pensacola.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has more than $20 million in grants to support capital improvements … Read more