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Economic future depends on preparing tomorrow’s workforce

Economic future depends on preparing tomorrow’s workforce

When the Gulf Power Economic Symposium looked to Northwest Florida’s future, workforce training was a prominent topic of discussion. Florida Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish said education is critical, based on data collected from across the state. Read the full article in the April 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to […]

Continuing to grow, Navy Federal has made its mark in Northwest Florida

Continuing to grow, Navy Federal has made its mark in Northwest Florida

Only one building was planned when the wheels were put into motion by Navy Federal to expand operations into Pensacola. The plan was to have a call center, according to Senior Corporate Communications Strategist Bill Pearson. Read the full article in the Aug. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Five things to know: Santa Rosa County Economic Strategic Plan

Five things to know: Santa Rosa County Economic Strategic Plan

The survey is in on how Santa Rosa County’s economy stacks up. The county has signed a contract for $120,000 with Garner Economics, LLC to create an Economic Strategic Plan for the county’s economic development. Read the full article in the Mar. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Is Santa Rosa County business friendly?

Is Santa Rosa County business friendly?

When online retail giant Amazon announced they were looking for a spot to build their second headquarters (and to bring thousands of jobs to go with it), economic development offices for cities and counties across the country scrambled to get their applications ready. Florida areas were no exception. The “business friendliness” of a location often […]

Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Initiated through help from an Alabama/Florida Technical Employment Grant, the welding technology program at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville program is a success story behind a job placement percentage that is at nearly 100 percent. “Job placement for our graduates is at 90 percent,” said Mark Gonzalez, an assistant professor of welding technology at the […]

Holidays stall job openings in Santa Rosa County

Holidays stall job openings in Santa Rosa County

Gov. Rick Scott issued a press release touting the highest level of Florida jobs available in a decade, with a total of nearly 300,000 openings across the state. “Florida is leading all large states in job growth and we will keep working every day to be first for jobs,” Scott said. Job demand in Florida […]