Assembling Skilled Talent for a Growing Industry
From heavy industry to transportation manufacturing, employers in Northwest Florida are hiring, with a 56,000 workforce and nearly 800 manufacturers in the region. Manufacturing companies choose Northwest Florida because of the region’s longstanding presence of military installations and aerospace OEMs, which creates ample opportunities for skilled trade workers and technicians. Whether you’re looking to join an established manufacturer or upskill through the many career and technical education (CTE) programs throughout the region, Northwest Florida has the tools to make it happen.
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A Community that Grows Careers
The growth of the manufacturing in Northwest Florida is so tangible you can almost reach out and touch it. The Northwest Manufacturers Council (NWFMC) and Bay Area Manufacturers Association support connections and strong collaboration within an ecosystem of technical colleges, businesses and talent. Investments from Triumph Gulf Coast continue to strengthen the industry with more than $250 million deployed over two years in various projects like welding and aviation mechanics training programs.
Real-world Manufacturing Education
From advanced welding education at Locklin Technical College in Santa Rosa County to courses in diesel systems at Florida Panhandle Technical College in Washington County, Northwest Florida’s higher education institutions provide access to the latest trends in manufacturing. Additionally, the University of West Florida partners with industry associations NWFMC and TeCMEN to provide a wealth of career-defining opportunities.
Industries on the Rise
Manufacturers in Northwest Florida are helping build innovations across industries. From auto parts and chemical manufacturing companies in Pensacola to transformer and HVAC manufacturers in Panama City, the region holds the key to next generation heavy industry and transportation manufacturing.
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Hundreds of employers with quality benefits are ready to hire in Northwest Florida. Find your next opportunity here.Explore Major Employers
Cost of Living
With no state income tax and overall costs typically less than Florida and U.S. averages, Northwest Florida loves to keep your pocketbook happy.See Where You’ll Save
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