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    Welcome to our Resource Center. Here you will find useful economic data, demographics and information about other regional organizations committed to the economic development of Northwest Florida.


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    The Florida ScoreCard by Florida Chamber of Commerce

    The Florida Scorecard provides Florida leaders the metrics they need to secure Florida’s future and gives local stakeholders the power to measure progress within their own communities. These are key metrics that are important to Florida’s economy now, and Florida’s future economy.

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    CareerSource Florida

    CareerSource Florida is a statewide network of career development professionals who work directly for Florida employers to find, develop and keep qualified talent. They also invest in programs to help businesses identify and cultivate our state’s talent pool so that prospective employees have the skills and experience companies seek.

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    Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses and communities.

    Haas Center

    The Haas Center is the research and consulting arm of the University that engages in applied research and strategy development in economics and across the social sciences. The Haas Center has played a prominent role in economic development efforts across the Northwest Florida Region and around the state for the past two decades.

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    Santa Rosa County Economic Development

    The Santa Rosa Economic Development Office works to attract industries and create jobs through development, project financing, business support and marketing activities. We strive to grow the Santa Rosa County economy by developing a forward-thinking and sustainable industrial market.

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    Innovation Coast

    Innovation Coast works to address the specific challenges facing area technology organizations. Its mission is to grow, sustain and showcase the successful, vibrant community of technology companies and professionals in Pensacola, Florida, and along the Northern Gulf Coast. Innovation Coast is a business community serving entrepreneurial garage start-ups, established leaders, and everyone in between.

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    The Florida SBDC Network

    The Florida SBDC Network provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as “Florida’s provider of small business assistance,” the Florida SBDC Network has more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West to serve the needs of Florida’s business community.

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    The Economic Development Council for Okaloosa County

    The Economic Development Council for Okaloosa County, a non-profit, public-private partnership serving Okaloosa County as its primary economic development organization, is committed to continual growth and diversification through existing industry retention and expansion, workforce development and expansion of key industry clusters.

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    Enterprise Florida, Inc.

    Enterprise Florida (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation.

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    The Florida Economic Development Council

    The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) is the professional association of economic, workforce and community developers who work in Florida’s 67 counties, more than 400 cities, 24 workforce regions, 28 colleges, 12 universities, as well as utilities, ports, airports and industrial authorities. FEDC’s members are among the highest credentialed professionals in the industry – many with advanced degrees in finance, business, IT, engineering, planning and real estate.

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    FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance

    Florida West is the economic development organization located in Pensacola, Florida whose primary mission is to advance the economic health and vitality of our region.

    Office of Economic Development and Engagement

    OEDE serves as the interface between the community and the university on matters directed at improving regional planning, partnerships, and research endeavors.

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    • Economic Indicators
    • Economic Studies (CES)
    • Industry Statistics Portal
      • This application provides access to the Census Bureau programs that provide economic data for a user-selected industry.
    • Quick Facts
      • QuickFacts provides statistics for all states, counties, cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
    • County Business Partners
      • County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry.
    • QWI Explorer
      • Provides detailed demographics, geographic (state, county and metro/micro areas), ownership information, industry information, and recent and historical data.