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Training & Development

Startup Weekend Pensacola coming Nov. 10-12

Event will connect local entrepreneurs to share ideas, build prototypes, and launch companies

The fifth Startup Weekend Pensacola will take place Nov. 10-12 at the Cowork Annex in downtown Pensacola. 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

Economy

Pensacola’s 2015 a big year in business

From Navy Federal and The Bluffs to downtown Pensacola, 2015 was a year of big business news in the Pensacola metro area. Here's your recap. Read full story

The Bluffs

The Bluffs a long-range vision for growth

Residents near the area in north-central Escambia County have hope, questions about project

The Bluffs industrial campus economic development project spurs excitement, questions about the effort that FloridaWest is undertaking to bring the project to life. Read full story

Economy

Escambia’s economic future on The Bluffs

FloridaWest unveiled a bold plan to develop a sprawling 1,760-acre industrial park near Cantonment with up to 60 tenants creating up to 15,000 jobs. Read full story

Economy

ITen Wired brings tech entrepreneurs together

ITen Wired tech summit announces 2015 keynote speakers for Oct. 22-23 event

Nino Vidovic, chief operating technologist at KonicaMinolta, is among the keynote speakers at iTen Wired summit coming Oct. 22-23 to Pensacola. Read full story

Government

Breaking down Escambia’s outside agency funding requests

How much will Escambia County pay toward kindergarten readiness, job creation, tourism promotion and a host of other requests from outside agencies? Read on. Read full story

Economy

How effective was the Oil Spill Recovery Act?

The Oil Spill Recovery Act's goal was to create good, sustainable jobs to diversify the region’s economy, heavily dependent on military and tourism dollars. So far, mission accomplished. Read full story

Economy

What taxpayers have gotten for investment in FloridaWest

The short answer is that the investment in the Vision 2015 effort has paid off. But the long answer is more revealing, and more impressive as FloridaWest preps to push economic development further. Read full story

Economy

Space Florida project creeps along at Tech Park

Four years ago this week the much ballyhooed Pensacola Technology Campus opened for business at the corner of Ninth Avenue and Gregory Street. Read full story

News

FloridaWest: Pensacola’s new jobs engine

Pensacola's lead economic development agency has a new name and a new mission statement focusing on the familiar themes of job growth and sustainable prosperity. Read full story