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

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Drone Institute to establish County Training Center
Posted on 07/15/2019
The Unmanned Safety Institute, which provides flight safety training and certification for unmanned aviation systems, or drones, announced this week i...
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County, Skyborne celebrate airport purchase
Posted on 04/08/2019
Skyborne Technology joined with county officials as they celebrated the company’s acquisition of the airport facility and expansion to the south end o...
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County lends support to $450M biofuel project
Posted on 04/01/2019
The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday lent support to a project to build a $450 million biofuel plant in Gulf County....
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Gulf County Industrial park
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Skyborne, county celebrate airport purchase today
Posted on 04/01/2019
Company and local officials are flying high over the recently announced expansion of Skyborne Technology. Skyborne and partner Unmanned Systems, Inc....
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Skyborne Technology Acquires Costin Airport
Posted on 03/20/2019
Skyborne Technology, Inc. expanded its Gulf County footprint this week. The developer, designer and manufacturer of manned and unmanned aviation syste...
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Eastern Shipbuilding Breaks Ground in Port St Joe on the Old Paper Mill Site
Posted on 06/04/2018
By: Kirsten Mitchell PORT ST. JOE, Fla. - Eastern Shipbuilding continues to expand in the Panhandle bringing jobs along for the ride. This time they ...
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PORT AUTHORITY INKS LOI
Posted on 10/06/2017
Wednesday was a day the Port St. Joe Port Authority has been awaiting for years...
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A BLANK CANVAS
Posted on 10/04/2017
A port, a railroad and plenty of infrastructure give Gulf County a boost in its drive to grow the economy...
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PORT OFFICIALS HAVE 'POSITIVE' MEETING WITH CORPS
Posted on 03/20/2017
Officials with the Port St. Joe Port Authority came away from a recent meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers optimistic about attempts to addr...
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