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Kick-Back and Relax Your Mind

Feeling at home means having a sense of security, and that is exactly what the Emerald Coast provides. Multiple agencies in the region care for physical and emotional safety needs, whether it’s disaster preparedness or anti-discrimination advocacy. And you can forget about the awkward newbie stage of living in a new city. Northwest Florida takes pride in providing family-friendly, close-knit and supportive communities where all cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles feel accepted and welcome. So pull up a beach chair, kick back, and relax.

#8 Fiscal stability ranking in U.S. USNews.com, 2022
$7 million Provided to the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program Floridadisaster.org
$1.5 Billion In guaranteed economic development to Northwest Florida communities from Triumph Gulf Coast grant funding Florida’s Great Northwest Triumph Gulf Coast Fact Sheet

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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 […]
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‘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 […]
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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!
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