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

Carlos Sarmiento cuts the ribbon for the new Burger King.
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Wewa's Burger King hosts holding company's 'largest opening to date'
Posted on 07/05/2022
According to Sherrie Walter, the opening of the Wewahitchka Burger King has been, so far, the largest Burger King opening in the region. “So far this...
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Gulf County Last 30 Years Unemployment Rate
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Gulf County unemployment reaches record lows
Posted on 07/05/2022
In the 30 years since Gulf County began tracking its unemployment rate, it has never posted as low as it did in April. At just 1.9 percent, there wer...
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Jobless Rate
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Gulf County jobless rate dips below 2%
Posted on 05/31/2022
Gulf County’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in April, improving to where fewer than 1 in 50 people in the workforce are without jobs. According t...
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Drone photo showing the DATT airship
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Skyborne airship technology nears final flight test
Posted on 05/16/2022
The seven-story high DATT, which stands for Detachable Airship from a Tethered Technology, has been years in the making. But after the successful infl...
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Gulf Corrections Sign
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County hopes prison salary increases aid efforts to reopen work camp
Posted on 04/07/2022
According to Gulf Correctional Institution Warden Scott Payne, there are currently 107 available jobs at Gulf County prison facilities, including 65 j...
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Dialysis
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Gulf backs dialysis center subsidy, seeks Franklin help
Posted on 01/06/2022
Gulf County could soon see the return of a full-service kidney dialysis center, thanks largely to a generous five-year subsidy from the county to cove...
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Aerospace
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Wewa-based aerospace company creates Space Tourism Division
Posted on 01/06/2022
UAV Corp. is opening a new division within their Gulf County operations that aims to use their existing airship technology to make space travel more a...
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Port Authority
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Port Authority closer to securing dredging dollars
Posted on 09/23/2021
The Port of Port St. Joe Port Authority is one step closer to securing $15 million from Triumph to help fund a dredging project that would deepen the ...
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Staten Island Ferry
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Farewell, Staten Island Ferry
Posted on 08/17/2021
On Friday, as a crowd of Eastern Shipbuilding shipyard workers gathered at the water’s edge to watch, the tugboat Colonel eased from its mooring at 1:...
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