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Sand on Your Toes. Solid Ground for Business.

If you’re looking for a community of dynamic thinkers striving towards the next big innovation, Northwest Florida is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. The region is a brimming with new startups from Pensacola to Fort Walton to Panama City, with strong encouragement from state-sponsored initiatives like the Florida Opportunity Fund.
An ecosystem of incubators, investors and coworking spaces strengthen collaboration among entrepreneurs in Northwest Florida, making all other startup communities seem like sinking sand.

#4 Best state to start a business (Florida) Wallethub, 2021
SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Florida headquarters located regionally at University of West Florida (Escambia County)

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Thinking about a career move but want to increase your competitiveness? Northwest Florida has several workforce development organizations to get you where you need to be.

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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 […]
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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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