Condominiums along the beachshore.

Santa Rosa County

The Perfect Mix of Relaxation and Opportunity

Live in Santa Rosa County and experience serene beaches, low costs and an economy kept strong by the presence of NAS Whiting Field and other military operations in Northwest Florida. From cybersecurity to logistics to aviation, career opportunities run throughout Santa Rosa.

The Navarre and Milton region is a family-friendly hub of sugar white sand and emerald waters, rich in history and culture and bustling with events. Go shopping for functional pottery that depicts the Emerald Coast lifestyle or check out affordable attractions like Gulf Breeze Zoo or Black River State Forest. The city of Gulf Breeze is also just a 15-minute drive to the powerful startup community of Pensacola.

#10 Most attractive county in Florida for job seekers through 2035 Pensacola News Journal, 2022
One Of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. Florida’s Great Northwest
193,998 Population in Santa Rosa County U.S. Census Bureau, 2021
35+ Aviation and aerospace companies Santa Rosa EDO

Tools & Resources

Major Employers

Hundreds of employers with quality benefits are ready to hire in Northwest Florida. Interested in cyber security, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or aerospace & defense? Find it here.

Explore Major Employers

County Profiles

Northwest Florida’s diverse counties offer a range of living experiences.

Dig Deeper


From beachfront condos to historic houses, your dream home in Northwest Florida is closer than you think.

Find Your New Home

Stay in the Loop

Keep up with all things Northwest FL.

WONDERFL Community Development Blog: Calhoun County

Just two hours between the capital city of Tallahassee and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is Calhoun County, Florida. In “CalCo” (as the locals would say), a visitor will find an array of excursions and shops to make a day out of, as well as bountiful land and water systems perfect for a […]
Read More

Dog Beach at Pier Park ranked in top 30 best dog-friendly beaches in U.S. View the list here

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Dog Beach at Pier Park, known across the Panhandle as being a great place to take your BFFs (best furry friends), is making a name for itself nationally.  Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach, Dog Beach is among the 30 best dog-friendly beaches in the country, according […]
Read More

‘New Moon of Northwest Florida’ will soon take flight

WEWAHITCHKA, Fla. (WMBB) — A little less than four years ago, a company called Skyborne Technology opened up a facility in Wewahitchka. In that short time, the company has taken flight, literally. Skyborne is completing its 15th airship and has big plans for the near future. One of Skyborne Technologies primary projects so far has […]
Read More

Opportunity Florida – Opportunity is Here Video

Florida’s Rural Area of Opportunity region in Northwest Florida, where your company may expand or locate a new facility using the region’s skilled labor coming from our workforce training pipeline that begins at the high school. Come visit our area that abounds with quality of place attributes. Opportunity Is Here — You Should Be Too!
Read More