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The Cleanup Begins

Our hearts go out to the families affected by the recent tornadoes. The storms across Escambia County, both in Century and Pensacola, have had a devastating effect not only for businesses but, even more importantly, for the people who work for these companies.  We are especially concerned with damage to General Electric, one of our major employers.  The storms have impacted not only the company, but everyone who works there.  When a storm damages our businesses, they have a ripple effect across our community. So we encourage everyone to assist those impacted through the continued support of the United Way and other non-profit agency’s helping our citizens.  

Donate now to recovery efforts through United Way of Escambia County 

Employment Fair March 9
  FloridaWest's Hire 2016 Employment and Career Fair will be Wednesday, March 9th at the Brownsville Community Center, 3100 W De Soto Street, Pensacola.
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Economic Development News

Working to Shape Our Workforce

Pensacola State College hosted the SkillsUSA Region 1 Competition in conjunction with the sixth annual Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo Feb. 23-24.

More than 350 high school and college students competed in a variety of skilled events and learned about career opportunities in our region. More

Welcoming Amtrak back

Pensacola gave a warm welcome for Amtrak’s Inspection Train and visiting dignitaries on February 18th. This short visit was part of a much larger effort to resume passenger train service in the Gulf Coast, which has been dormant since 2004. The visit provided Amtrak an opportunity to inspect our infrastructure and learn more about our great community. See pictures