Region Overview

Located in Northwest Florida along the I-10 corridor, our region’s assets include a perfect combination of business amenities and an environment for balanced living. We are served by multi-modal transportation options, creating connectivity for ease in doing business on both a national and global scale, and there is a rapidly growing workforce pipeline that is enhanced by the presence of top-notch colleges and universities.

Where Are We

With 343 days of sunshine, an average temperature of 77 degrees, and 56 miles of unspoiled coastline, what’s not to love about Northwest Florida? As the largest and only true seaside city in West Florida, Pensacola boasts a thriving downtown, a richly diverse maritime history, and is the hub of military aviation. The quality of life here—and the rapidly expanding urban core—are increasingly attractive characteristics for businesses and employees alike, making Northwest Florida not just a great place to work, but a great place to live and play, too. Truly, Pensacola is a place where thousands live the way millions wish they could.

Why Northwest Florida Should Be On Your Radar

A Talented Local Labor Force

Home to more than 450,000 people, Greater Pensacola boasts a well-educated, highly-trained workforce with a strong techincal background.

An Ideal Environment For Industry

Our stable economy, competitive tax climate and low cost of living make us one of the most favorable business climates in the Southeast.

A Gateway To Enterprise

With easy access to interstates, highways, railways, air and port operations, Greater Pensacola offers businesses superior national and global connectivity.

Find Properties

Greater Pensacola offers a wide-range of excellent site opportunities for your business including The Bluffs, Northwest Florida's Industrial Campus of more than 6,000 acres. There are many considerations when looking for a property and staff is available to answer your questions. Browse the sites and contact us to see how we can work for you. 

Maps & Resources

FloridaWest Launches Cybersecurity Strategic Plan

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...

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Governor Rick Scott on FloridaWest and the Bluffs

  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...

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