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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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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COUNTY RESTORE PLAN APPROVED
Posted on 03/20/2017
Gulf County's multi-year plan for spending RESTORE Act dollars has been approved by the U.S. Treasury....
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THE PROMISE OF A PORT
Posted on 03/20/2017
"From here, the Intracoastal is about 20,000 miles and you can go all the way to El Paso or all the way to Chicago. It is all about commerce." ~Capt. ...
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EASTERN LANDS $10.5 BILLION CONTRACT
Posted on 09/20/2016
Shipbuilding Group to add hundreds of jobs after securing largest contract in U.S. Coast Guard history...
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PORT AUTHORITY, ST. JOE NEARING LOIS
Posted on 07/27/2016
A tipping point for the development of the Port of Port St. Joe appears nigh....
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COUNTY MUST DECIDE SOON ON SPENDING $12 MILLION IN RESTORE FUNDS
Posted on 07/27/2016
A second pot of RESTORE Act funds has suddenly become a planning priority for Gulf County officials....
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CHRIS HOLLEY: PORT ST. JOE IS RIGGED & READY FOR BUSINESS
Posted on 07/14/2016
Chris Holley, executive director of the Gulf County Economic Development Center, describes the assets and factors that make Gulf County a unique and a...
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