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A place of innovative companies…  An unparalleled quality of life… Supportive entrepreneurial culture… A welcoming and positive community…

Together, we can make a brighter future for all of us.

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Pensacola named 15th ‘most desirable’ place to live in U.S.

"Pensacola has been named to U.S. News and World Report’s top 25 most desirable places to live in the United States in 2019." "Pensacola was No. 15 on the list." "Among the factors contributing to the Best Places to Live rankings — including affordability, job market...

IHMC Helps Pensacola Police Develop Drone Program

The next time the Pensacola Police Department is faced with locating a missing child or diffusing a hostage standoff, officers will have four new high-tech drones at their disposal. The drones — two indoor and two outdoor — were custom built by scientists at the...

Geeks on the Beach

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....

Navy Federal: One of the Best Places to Work!

Congratulations Navy Federal Credit Union! Not only are they Escambia County’s leading employer with over 8,500 employees but, they have also been recently recognized as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work!

What Leaders are Saying about Doing Business in Greater Pensacola

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.

Co:Lab’s Data Rev keeps businesses connected

One of Co:Lab’s busiest tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic has been IT Support Providers Data Revolution.  Their assistance has helped Northwest Florida businesses remain connected in a variety of ways. “There is no perfect solution because everyone has a different...

Palafox Street Pensacola: One of the 10 Great Streets in America

7 Among the handful of streets in the U.S. to shape and be shaped by 250 years of British, Spanish, and American influence is Palafox Street, the gateway to Pensacola, Florida, and the city's main stage for holiday and seasonal celebrations that draw up to 50,000...

Pensacola: One of MSN’s Top 25 Places to Live in the United States in 2019

MSN recently included Pensacola in its Top 25 Most Desirable Places to Live in the U.S. in it's 2019 list. Among the factors contributing to the rankings were affordability, job market and population growth due to net migration.

Co:Lab’s EBI Management Group, Inc. Just Keeps Growing

EBI Management Group (EBI) has been busy! A professional services company, EBI specializes in helping the federal government and private businesses achieve mission execution through enterprise business intelligence. They are one of the exciting, innovative companies...

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration Announces $12.25 Million Grant for ST Engineering Campus

  Today, Assistant Secretary Dr. John C. Fleming announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $12.25 million grant to the city of Pensacola, Florida, to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to establish a maintenance...

ST Engineering finds a home

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...

Pensacola is the World’s Strongest Town

It's official: Pensacola is the world's strongest town. After four rounds of intense competition featuring 16 towns from across the map, online voters have picked Pensacola as the town that's making the biggest strides toward being financially strong and resilient....

Ferry Pass Middle School CyberPatriot Team Wins 3rd Place Award in Florida

A team of students from Escambia County School District middle schools recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the twelfth season of CyberPatriot – the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Read more...

Gulf Coast cyber efforts rolling into Washington

Tides are changing in the Gulf Coast as a recent increase in support from the Homeland Security Department (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) further solidifies the future of the flourishing cybersecurity industry in Pensacola, Florida. With a strong cyber...

Clearstream Communication Software Pivots Back to Pensacola!

Clearstream, a communication software company and former Co:Lab tenant has brought their company back to Pensacola after pivoting and refocusing their business during a 4-year stint in New York City. Founded in 2010 by Michael Lepinay and Trevor Gehman, Clearstream...

Cox Communications Launches Gigabit Internet Service in Pensacola

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...

Co:Lab welcomes new tenant, 128 Creative Collective!

Co:Lab is pleased to announce 128 Creative Collective as a new tenant!  “We are looking forward to getting to know everybody at Co:Lab and connecting with them,” says Grayson Berry, Founder of 128 Creative Collective. “The staff has introduced such a stress-free, calm...

Co:Lab’s Matthew Jeffries, Founder and CEO of Warfighter Fitness, featured in USA Today!

After serving more than a decade in the Army, including tours of Afghanistan and Kuwait, Matthew Jeffries was forced to change his career path after sustaining injuries during training for special forces. In 2018, Army recruiters fell short of recruitment goals by...

Co:Lab celebrates the opening of new ground floor

FloridaWest welcomed the entrepreneurial community to Co:Lab for the official ribbon cutting of their new ground floor May 8. CO:LAB, a program of FloridaWest EDA, supported by Pensacola State College, is Pensacola's business incubator and growth accelerator. At...

Area Development’s Silver Shovel Awards Recognize 2019 State and Local Economic Development Efforts including ST Engineering Aerospace Airport Expansion

Area Development, the leading publication covering site selection and facility planning, recently recognized 17 states with its Gold & Silver Shovel awards. Silver Shovel winner Florida celebrated several projects in 2019, most notably the expansion at ST...

Six Pensacola Events Named to Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society

Pensacola, Fla. – Visit Pensacola is excited to announce that six Pensacola events have been named to the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. “These awards are a reflection of the incredible community that we have in the Pensacola Bay...

Pensacola in Top 3 of Fastest Growing Airports

Pensacola International Airport served a record 2.2 million passengers in 2019 and has been rated one of the 3 fastest growing airports according to UpgradedPoints.com! Upgraded Points says PNS saw year-over-year growth of 15.83% placing it third just after Nashville...

More than 75 Years in Northwest Florida & Still Growing

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.

Aerospace Jobs Have Smooth Landing in Pensacola

When VT MAE Aerospace started looking around for a place to expand – it didn’t take them long to figure out that Pensacola had all the right elements for their aviation operation to take off. The aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company has been in business...

Pensacola makes National Geographic’s ‘Best Cities in the United States’ list

The City of Pensacola is getting some great feedback from a National Geographic article! Nat Geo Travel says they partnered with Resonance Consultancy, a global destination branding advisor, to name "The Best Cities in the United States" - and Pensacola made the list!...

Northwest Florida Is Flying High

FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance serves as the marketing arm for economic development on behalf of the PEDC, the city and the county. Its responsibilities also include running and managing a business incubator, Co:Lab, which is housed in downtown Pensacola in...

Pensacola’s Restaurant IRON Voted in Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

With Valentine's Day drawing closer, your time to make a dinner reservation dwindles. If you need a little inspiration, OpenTable just released its annual list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, which includes winners from 31 different states as well as...

Pensacola’s IRIS selected for Microsoft’s new AI for Health grant program

A Pensacola-based health technology company was selected by Microsoft to participate in a new grant program to help expand the company's work using retina imaging to detect disease. Microsoft's AI For Good initiative announced on Wednesday the start of new $40...

Inspiring Everyday: How Cedric Watson’s innovation led to $1 million in reduced energy costs

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.

Pensacola Beach voted No. 1 beach in Florida

Where is the best beach in Florida? Right here, of course. Pensacola Beach has been voted the No. 1 best beach in Florida, according to USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice Awards for 2018.For more information, head on over to the Pensacola News Journal. 

Escambia County Public Schools Foundation Receives AT&T Grant for Students to Experience ‘[email protected]

Students at Pine Forest High School will benefit from a statewide investment by AT&T this year - one that seeks to increase understanding of how classroom curriculum translates into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. For ten consecutive...

Co:Lab tenant, Association Resource Solutions, helps their clients through a changing business climate.

Co:Lab tenant, Association Resource Solution (ARS), has been hard at work to support their clients during COVID-19! ARS provides a variety of services for trade and professional associations both locally and nation-wide, including strategic planning, organizational...

Co:Lab’s Coflyt® Ready for Takeoff After Securing Growth Round Reflecting  $3,000,000 Valuation 

Coflyt, the first-of-its-kind intelligent aircraft management software in the general aviation space, today announced the completion of a growth round of  $500,000 in funding with a post-raise valuation of $3,000,000. Coflyt changes the way owners manage their...

UWF awarded prestigious grant to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals

The University of West Florida has been awarded a five-year grant totalling approximately $2.4 million to prepare cybersecurity students for federal, state, local and tribal government organizations amid a cyber workforce shortage. The National Science Foundation...

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

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...

Career Exploration Cruise gives Escambia students the chance to explore jobs with a great future

FloridaWest Workforce Innovation Director Jeff Dyer joined students at the National Flight Academy during the Career Exploration Cruise in March. The cruise was a great opportunity for Escambia County students to explore careers in aviation, cyber security,...

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $5 Million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Award

Press Release: Pensacola, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced he is awarding nearly $5 million to the city of Pensacola for infrastructure enhancements to the Pensacola International Airport through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Governor was joined...

Pensacola named the 17th best small city to start a small business

Go.Verizon.com  gathered data from nearly 300 cities across the country, focusing on certain factors that would categorize them as “small” without dipping below the mark to “town” status. These elements also indicated the financial climate of each city and an overview...

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FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is the economic development organization for Pensacola and Escambia County. We are an alliance of public and private agencies, businesses,organizations and leaders united as one and dedicated to building, growing and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of communities, businesses and individuals in our Northwest Florida region.

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