Economic Development

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Bay EDA LogoThe Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of Bay County is an organization dedicated to enhancing the Bay County economy. The EDA meets this goal by creating a competitive environment for businesses to thrive, supporting infrastructure for global competitiveness and providing key support services to assist companies in expanding or locating to Bay County. The EDA also works closely with the regional partner, Florida’s Great Northwest, which represents 16 counties in northwest Florida, as well as the state’s primary economic development organization, Enterprise Florida.

The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of Bay County is an organization dedicated to enhancing the Bay County economy. The EDA meets this goal by creating a competitive environment for businesses to thrive, supporting infrastructure for global competitiveness and providing key support services to assist companies in expanding or locating to Bay County. The EDA also works closely with the regional partner, Florida’s Great Northwest, which represents 16 counties in northwest Florida, as well as the state’s primary economic development organization, Enterprise Florida

  • Confidential Project Management
  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Customized Research
  • Demographic and Labor Market Analysis
  • State and Local Incentives Assistance
  • Workforce Development
  • Introductions to Corporate and Community Leadership

The EDA focuses on growing jobs that diversify the economy and pay higher than average wages with benefits. This goal is accomplished through focusing new business attraction efforts on select target industries. Bay County’s list of target industries includes:

  • Aviation, Aerospace, Defense and National Security
  • Renewable Energy and Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Information Technology
  • Research and Engineering Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Corporate Headquarters

The EDA operates as a public/private partnership made up of the county, cities, private businesses and community partners who share the same mission and are committed to working together for economic prosperity. For more information, please visit the EDA’s website, www.bayeda.com, or call 850.215.9965.