Grow with the Florida Panhandle


Live, work, raise a family, prosper, enjoy! Bay County is all those things and much more. Opportunity is embedded throughout our fabric. Named in 2010 as the #1 Metro Area for Economic Growth Potential in the U.S., Bay County sits on the cusp of dramatic growth.


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Within a 60-mile radius of Bay County, there is a population of approximately one-half million and a civilian labor shed of more than one-quarter million with a mean age that is the state’s youngest. This energetic, motivated and productive workforce is capable of meeting any employer’s needs.


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Seven Reasons to Consider Bay County  


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  • “Two certified sites, an international port and airport with a 10,000 foot runway, are just a few of the assets that we have to offer.â€�


    Becca Hardin

  • “Our team of professionals will provide confidential project management to include incentives assistance and site selection services.â€�


    Becca Hardin

  • “Our dynamic pro-business leadership works tirelessly to create an exceptional business climate where your company can thrive.â€�


    Becca Hardin

  • “A strong military presence bolsters the local talent pipeline.â€�


    Becca Hardin

  • “A local branch of a tier one research university, Florida State University Panama City, offers bachelor and graduate degree programs for your future workforce.â€�


    Becca Hardin

  • “Haney Technical Center offers an FAA approved Airframe and Powerplant aviation mechanics program – the only one in the area!â€�


    Becca Hardin

  • “In Bay County, Florida we play hard and work harder.â€�


    Becca Hardin

  • “With a state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College we can help you take your company to the next level.â€�


    Becca Hardin



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