A variety of local and state agencies offer programs which support business and economic development in Escambia County. These programs provide technical and financial resources to assist local businesses and commercial property owners in meeting their business and development goals.
The following resources are listed for reference purposes only, and are subject to change at any time. Please contact the appropriate agency for up-to-date information.
Local Incentive Programs
Economic Development Programs
Escambia County offers a variety of economic development programs through an interlocal agreement with the Greater Pensacola Chamber. Contact the Greater Pensacola Chamber at 850-438-4081 ext. 221 for additional information on these programs.
State Incentive Programs
Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a public-private partnership between Florida businesses and state and local governments and serves as the state of Florida’s principal economic development organization. EFI provides technical support for businesses through the following services: state incentive program referral, and application assistance, financing coordination and assistance, permitting and regulatory facilitation assistance, site identification, and community profiling assistance. For information on available incentives visit Enterprise Florida’s Incentives Webpage.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity provides a variety of business resources including information on current state-sponsored business and workforce incentive programs.
For additional information visit DEO’s Business Resources Webpage or contact the following offices:
- Division of Strategic Business Development: 850-717-8960
- Florida Small Business Development Center Network State Office: 866-737-7232
CareerSource Escarosa is a nonprofit organization and member of the CareerSource Florida network providing no-cost employment and training resources to Escambia County’s employers. For additional information on available resources visit the CareerSource Escarosa Employers Page or call 850-607-8738.
CareerSource Florida is a state-sponsored workforce organization providing no-cost employment and training resources to employers within the state of Florida. Services include screening and recruiting candidates, scheduling interviews, managing recruiting events, facilitating access to work ready applicants, accessing local and state labor-market data and proving training grants. For additional information on available resources visit the CareerSource Florida Employers Page or call 850-921-1119.
Gulf Power Company Economic Development Programs
Gulf Power Company offers a variety of utility-based commercial incentive programs and services which support business expansion and growth in Northwest Florida.
For additional information on Gulf Power programs visit the following web pages:
Local Economic Development Organizations
Greater Pensacola Chamber
117 W Garden St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Florida West Economic Development Alliance
117 W Garden St, Pensacola, FL 32502
University of West Florida - Haas Center
220 W Garden St, Suite 304, Pensacola FL, 32502
University of West Florida - Office of Economic Development and Engagement
220 W Garden St, Suite 303, Pensacola, FL 32502
Small Business Development Center at UWF
9999 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514
Studer Community Institute
121 S Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502
Gulf Coast African American Chamber
945 W Michigan Ave 12-B, Pensacola, FL 32505
3670 N “L” St, Pensacola, FL 32505
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