Why Gulf County

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A sustainable workforce requires more than a paycheck.

Gulf County, Florida is a place where both businesses and families can thrive. Visitors are increasingly discovering our upbeat, down home way of life and becoming residents. You'll find some of the friendliest people you've ever met here--we think it's contagious because it's not just the locals who wave anymore.

Like a giant arm, the 17-mile long St. Joseph Peninsula State Park-- home to America's #1-Ranked Beach, 2002, for its towering white sand dunes--curves around to protect our coastline and quality of life. Nearby Panama City offers all the convenience of an urban neighbor, with just the right touch of distance for restful seclusion. In fact, our area was dubbed Florida's Forgotten Coast when state tourism officials left it off a map in 1995. But, ever since the word has gotten out with a thriving arts community, abundant parks, recreation, walking and biking trails. From the world-class freshwater fishing of Wewahitchka to the historic waterfront of Port St. Joe and Cape San Blas, Gulf County, Florida offers something for all.

Gulf County Economic Development Coalition

1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
Room 400
Port St. Joe FL 32456
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Jim McKnight
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