Welcome to Gulf County, FL

A place of business, a place that cares.

Innovative companies are rethinking their strategies and exploring new frontiers. Based on the assets in our community, Gulf County is positioned to respond to these demands and help businesses and industries secure strong market positions for future growth.

Businesses will be amazed what they find here in Gulf County, Florida:

  • Abundant Land
  • Abundant Freshwater Supply
  • Excess Waste Water Capacity
  • Excess Electrical Power and Natural Gas
  • Port of Port St. Joe
  • Gulf County Canal
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Industrial Rail Service
  • Easily Accessible Highways
  • Local Incentives

In addition, Northwest Florida’s Gulf County is uniquely positioned for success with a new Sacred Heart Hospital, an educated workforce and top ranked public schools. Growth potential in the region is excellent with Tyndall Air Force Base just minutes away and the first new international airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, in the United States in a decade.

Gulf County is located 22 miles east of Panama City, Florida and just two hours from the state capital, Tallahassee. The GCEDC is eager to assist in business attraction and expansion, as well as helping local companies to grow. We invite you to take a look at exciting opportunities unfolding that will change the way you think about doing business in Gulf County, Florida.


Recent News

Ground Breaking
Breaking fresh ground
Posted on 12/01/2020
They broke ground last week on the first expansion of the Gulf Franklin campus in 22 years....
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Skyborne’s newest airship passes test
Posted on 11/23/2020
It’s called a DATT SA-70 semi-rigid airship, and it’s tested positive. Three months after Wewahitchka-based Skyborne Technology, Inc.’s investment ar...
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Officials Picture
A disaster in the unmaking
Posted on 10/26/2020
The rotunda of Port St. Joe’s First United Methodist Church abounded with smiles because a disaster was being healed. At a Tuesday morning ceremony, ...
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Chip Ship
Chip shipping sets sail
Posted on 10/19/2020
Woodchip shipping out of St. Joe may be a tongue twister, but it’s a welcome one. The shipping of woodchips to Honduras took a big step forward this ...
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Solar Farm
Duke to build solar farm next year
Posted on 10/05/2020
The blossoming of solar energy in Florida will sprout in Gulf County next year....
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Wood Chips
Port to ship wood chips to Honduras
Posted on 10/05/2020
By the end of this month, they’ll be shipping wood out of Port St. Joe to Honduras, a first chip in what county leaders hope will be a big block of ec...
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Building an airship in Wewahitchka
Posted on 09/28/2020
Behind the brick walls of the Industrial Park in Wewahitchka something aerial is going down. ...
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New name, same mission for Skyborne
Posted on 08/12/2020
The name of the parent company will be changing, but Wewahitchka-based Skyborne Technology, Inc. remains on track to take off this fall. Skyborne Tec...
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Drone Programs
Triumph approves GCSC drone programs
Posted on 06/29/2020
Telecommunication issues notwithstanding, last Thursday’s meeting of the board of Triumph Gulf Coast was quite productive for Gulf Coast State College...
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