Logistics & Distribution
Expedited Career Potential
The logistics and distribution industry in Northwest Florida isn’t only known for getting products where they need to be, but people’s careers, too. The 15-county region offers strong career prospects at more than 500 distribution companies, while trucking associations and certification programs at local colleges bolster employee job confidence and knowledge.
Low congestion roads and nation-spanning I-10 highway provide seamless access for drivers, whether it’s a local or cross-continental trip. The bay area is also alive with activity from three deep water ports, two of which are designated foreign trade zones.
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road
With the Florida Department of Transportation located right in Leon County and access to one of the nation’s longest interstate highways, it’s no wonder distribution and logistics is primed for growth in Northwest Florida. More than 15,000 personnel work in the industry from the dock to the road, supporting the operations of companies like FedEx Ground in Walton County and Amazon last mile in Jackson County. Vocational training is available from multiple institutions throughout the region like Florida Panhandle Technical College, Pensacola State College, and Northwest Florida State College.
Florida’s beautiful coastal cities are chock full of career options for air freight coordinators and operators. Three commercial airports, including international flights from Pensacola and Panama City, give Northwest Florida an edge for exports. Logistics are simplified in Northwest Florida, creating an environment which accounts for both 5.8% of Florida’s GDP and 5.8% of its labor force.
A Steady Flow of Freight Logistics
Global markets are served by cargo ships from Northwest Florida ports, including the Port of Panama City which supports 1,300 direct jobs and another 7,700 user-related jobs. Port and harbor operations in Northwest Florida grew 108% between 2016-2021, strengthened by initiatives like Triumph Gulf Coast. The program awarded more than $350 million to 50 projects in the region’s coastal counties between 2018-2022, such as infrastructure improvements at Port St. Joe and a $10 million expansion at the Port of Panama City.
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