Economic development

Training & Development

SCI Lunch and Learn on sexual harassment coming in January

On Jan. 9, Amie McDaniel Remington will be sharing vital information on harassment, including sexual harassment, as well as more ambiguous forms of potential harassment like bullying. Read full story

Training & Development

EntreCon is a defining moment for the Pensacola business community

Studer Community Institute Founder and Community Volunteer Quint Studer shares his thoughts about EntreCon Pensacola 2017, in his latest Column in the Pensacola News Journal. “EntreCon is over, and it was a wonderful experience,” said Studer. “First, a huge shout-out to everyone who helped make the conference such a big success. The speakers were amazing, the sponsors really stepped up, the community volunteers kept everything on track and the staff from Studer Community Institute did a terrific job of executing on all the details. ” “The venues were the perfect setting for all the energy and creativity that were generated and the connections that were made. And the downtown restaurants really stepped up to keep everyone fed and happy.” “Last year, EntreCon was a great local conference. This year, it was a great conference that just happened to be local. It gets better and better every year, and we are already looking forward to seeing what the 2018 conference brings.” Read more. Read full story

Training & Development

EntreCon 2017: Build and grow your skills — and your business

EntreCon 2017 is bringing a great lineup of speakers to help business leaders and employees develop their skills and lead their businesses to success. Read full story

Training & Development

Leading with Impact – Learn Leadership Skills to Optimize Outcomes

Join Studer Community Institute for ” Leading with Impact – Leadership Skills to Optimize Outcomes” This session on “Leading with Impact” provides tools and guidance on optimizing critical leadership skills that positively impact organizational outcomes, team effectiveness, and personal development. During the workshop, you will be guided through a “Leadership Foundational Skill Assessment” as well as a “Productivity Assessment.” Read full story


How to build a vibrant community

A vibrant community has a special mix of retail, residential and revenue according to research from Gallup. Quint Studer talks about where Pensacola is on this continuum in a show called "Building a Vibrant Community." Read full story


Florida’s Great Northwest, UWF partner on economic strategy

Region awarded grant to fund the development of an economic diversification strategy

The Haas Center will lead the analysis behind the Florida’s Great Northwest, UWF partner on analyzing region's economic strengths and weaknesses. Read full story

Training & Development

Happy employees: One of the keys to a successful organization

Happy employees take better care of the customer — you can operate a business based on love and care and in the end, not only is it profitable, but all of our stakeholders can thrive. Read full story

Training & Development

Enjoying mid-year reviews

The half-year mark is the right time to get together with your leader and look in-depth at the goals that were set for the year. Read full story

EntreCon 2016

The World of Beer story on EntreCon show

World of Beer founder Scott Zepp shares in the most recent episode of “EntreCon: Helping Small Businesses Grow,” airing now on BLAB-TV. Read full story


What “economic development” really includes

In his weekly economic report with WUWF radio, Dr. Rick Harper talks about measures of quality of life that now fall under the idea of "economic development." Read full story

Training & Development

Six reasons why high-performing companies invest in leadership training

Organizations who invest in employee training and development have an average of 24 percent higher profit margins and a 218 percent higher income per employee. Read full story

Shannon's Window

The Bluffs gets boost from state lawmakers

Ambitious commerce park plan is a Big Idea for economic development; let's also remember the small businesses that drive most of the local economy. Read full story