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NAS Pensacola & NAS Whiting Field Community, home to Naval Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field, is one of five communities across the country named to the 2021 Class of Great American Defense Communities


When the Gulf Coast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship first opened its doors to startup businesses in 2008, the Quality of Life Survey funded by Quint and Rishy Studer revealed that 65 percent of Escambia County residents had an overall negative perception of our area as a good place for entrepreneurs. We have come so … Read more

FloridaWest CEO Scott Luth

Originally published in the Gulf Coast Reporter’s League Aerospace Newsletter   gcac newsletter 101820 (1) It’s important not only to bring new dollars into a community with businesses big and small, but to ensure the mix helps diversify the local economy. It’s one thing to ensure businesses are strong. Quite another to bring in new ones, … Read more

Michael Lepinay

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 has concentrated their efforts to provide communication tools specifically for churches.  “We knew we wanted … Read more

Northwest Florida has many great components to start and grow small businesses that includes things like courses, training and development, annual events, shared work space, incubators and drop-in entrepreneurial centers. Now, the Studer Family of Companies will look at how the community can take Pensacola’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to the next level. The Pensacola Entrepreneur Initiative … Read more

Congratulations Navy Federal Credit Union! Not only are they Escambia County’s leading employer with over 7,700 employees but they have also been recently recognized by ComputerWorld as the  #8 Best Place to Work in IT!  This comes just after being  recognized as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For the 9th time … Read more

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 Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in downtown Pensacola and … Read more

“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 and population growth due to net migration — U.S. … Read more