Santa Rosa Industrial Park

Truck driver training coming to Santa Rosa industrial park

Truck driver training coming to Santa Rosa industrial park

As demand for commercial tractor-trailer drivers across the country soars, Santa Rosa County students will soon be able to secure a commercial driver’s license (CDL) locally. County commissioners approved a deal July 25 with Pensacola State College to offer land in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park East for creation of a new truck driver training […]

State of business in Santa Rosa County

State of business in Santa Rosa County

As the population of Santa Rosa County grows, especially in communities south of I-10, the economy grows too. New residents come with new buying potential and offer a growing workforce. Santa Rosa’s Economic Development Director Shannon Ogletree said the county is looking to capitalize on that growth by drawing in new industry. Read the full […]

Santa Rosa homebuilding stays strong

Santa Rosa homebuilding stays strong

The demand for new single-family homes is being answered by Santa Rosa County builders who are off and running toward a third straight year of constructing more than 1,000 houses. Read the full article in the April 6 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little at $38 per year.

Santa Rosa economic strategy focuses on tax growth

Santa Rosa economic strategy focuses on tax growth

High wages are getting relatively low priority in Santa Rosa’s effort to recruit new employers. Instead, the county’s current approach appears centered on building the tax base by subsidizing new jobs in employment sectors that produce a bigger bang in quantity than quality: retail outlets and call centers. That’s in part a response to public […]

County seeks recreational use of Whiting land

County seeks recreational use of Whiting land

The shortage of land available to expand recreational facilities in Santa Rosa County is prompting commissioners to ask the Navy to let it use part of a vacant 300-acre parcel in a section of Whiting Field. District 3 Commissioner Don Salter suggested last week that the county prepare a “master plan” to determine how much […]