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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.

Featured Employers

Locations in: Pensacola
Locations in: Fort Walton
Locations in: Bonifay
Locations in: Defuniak Springs
Locations in: Panama City
Locations in: Milton
Locations in: Pensacola
Locations in: Lynn Haven
Locations in: Panama City, Pensacola
Locations in: Cottondale
164% Growth in fabricated pipe and pipe-fitting manufacturing jobs (2016-2021) Florida’s Great Northwest
89% Growth in chemical product and preparation manufacturing jobs Florida’s Great Northwest
800 Manufacturers in the region Florida’s Great Northwest
12 Automotive and 6 aerospace OEMs nearby Florida’s Great Northwest
$1.5 Million Invested by Triumph Gulf Coast for Shoal River Branch Manufacturing Gigasite infrastructure improvement (2017) NWF Daily News
56,000 Regional manufacturing employees Florida’s Great Northwest

Tools & Resources

Major Employers

Hundreds of employers with quality benefits are ready to hire in Northwest Florida. Find your next opportunity here.

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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.

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Relocate to Northwest Florida

Get a sense of some of the most ideal places to live in Northwest Florida with a detailed look into our diverse communities.

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