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Why Should You Export to the Caribbean Region? The Caribbean region represents a sizeable export market of 44 million people who collectively imported over $27 billion of U.S. goods and services in 2018. Huge Demand The region is the third largest export market for U.S. manufactured goods in Latin America behind only Mexico and Brazil. … Read more

downtown pensacola business  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 of its demographics. Such factors included population, education, commute time, income per capita, broadband … Read more

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 people at a time. Palafox was designated by the American … Read more

The 2019 SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Conference and the 9th Annual Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo was a huge success! The Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo featured more than 60 vendors from business and industry, and it was toured by over 2500 middle and high school students from our Escambia and Santa Rosa … Read more

During the week of February 11- 17, FloridaWest joins Economic Development Professionals from around the state in recognizing Florida Economic Development Week. Economic Development Week is an event created by the Florida Economic Development Council to celebrate the achievements of economic, workforce and community development practitioners throughout Florida communities. The Florida Economic Development Council created … Read more

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

FloridaWest is pleased to announce that promotional materials for The Bluffs were awarded three Golden Addys at Saturday’s American Advertising Federation Pensacola ADDY® Awards Gala. The Awards: 2018 Gold Addy Award – Integrated Campaign: The Bluffs / Integrated Advertising Campaign Regional/National B-to-B 2018 Gold Addy Award – Direct Mail: 3-D/Mixed 2018 Gold Addy Award – … Read more