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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County ‘commemorates beautifully’ Eastern shipyard opening
Posted on 07/15/2021
Standing beside a pair of freshly finished, pumpkin-orange ferries, soon to shuttle millions of New Yorkers each year between the boroughs of Manhatta...
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Twin Rivers opens Port after 20-year hiatus
Posted on 05/17/2021
Sunday’s arrival of the foreign flag ship M/V UBC Saiki in St. Joe Bay signaled the opening of the St. Joe Port to the international shipping world fo...
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Commissioners tour Eastern Shipbuilding
Posted on 04/05/2021
The fruits of seeds sowed years ago with a $6 million investment in infrastructure for a shipyard on the old mill site were sampled by Gulf County com...
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Staten Island Ferry a welcome arrival
Posted on 03/04/2021
When thousands of New Yorkers travel to and fro between Manhattan and Staten Island in the years ahead, they won’t be thinking about Port St. Joe....
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State grant provides help for airport infrastructure
Posted on 02/11/2021
Gulf County has been awarded close to a half-million dollars in rural infrastructure dollars that will go towards completing infrastructure improvemen...
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Ground Breaking
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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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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 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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