Regional-NorthWest FLFlorida’s Great Northwest, a regional economic development organization, serves 16 counties in Northwest Florida from Pensacola through Tallahassee. The organization and its members, county and local economic development groups, workforce development boards, colleges, universities and private businesses, work to diversify the economic base, create high-wage jobs, and pursue a retention and recruitment strategy.

As a result, the region benefits from a highly-skilled labor force, roughly 680,000 strong, that facilitates the growth of its target industries: Aviation, Aerospace, Defense and National Security; Health Science and Human Performance Enhancement; Renewable Energy and Environment; Transportation and Logistics Services, and two support industries of IT and Research and Engineering.

From Enterprise Florida Resources