The Northwest Florida Manufactures Council has worked with its members and the National Manufacturing Skills Standard Council to implement a formal certification program within the local school systems, providing students access to a curriculum specifically designed for achieving success in a manufacturing field.
With a dedicated, highly skilled workforce exceeding 700,000, Northwest Florida can accommodate the employment needs of diverse relocating and expanding businesses. Northwest Florida’s workforce includes graduates from the region’s research universities and network of state colleges, community colleges, and technical centers, along with recently retired and separating military personnel who choose to remain in Northwest Florida after completing their service at one of the region’s six military bases.
Florida’s Great Northwest is the regional economic development organization for the Florida Panhandle. Our region includes three MSAs: Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City and 12 counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty and Franklin. We can provide your company confidential assistance with your relocation or expansion plans to Northwest Florida. Let us know how we can help!