Nearly 100 attended FloridaWest’s first job fair, Hire 2016 
Bringing Jobs to the Neighborhood

Nearly 100 attended FloridaWest’s first job fair, Hire 2016 March 9th at the Brownsville Community Center. There are plans to hold regular employment fairs throughout Escambia County. Many thanks to all our vendors for a great event!

Beachy Barista
CareerSource Escarosa
City of Pensacola
Escambia Boy’s Base
Escambia County
Express Employment Professionals

George Stone Technical Center
Gulf Power Company
Hero2Hired Program
Landrum Staffing Services 
Moeini Corporation
Navy Federal Credit Union
The Urban Development Center, Inc.
TLC Caregivers
Tom Thumb

Robert Hill from WRNE Radio interviews FloridaWest CEO Scott Luth
during the Hire 2016 Employment Fair                                                 
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Economic Development News
Brownsville revitalization hinges on jobs - from The Pensacola News  Journal 
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Top Site Selection Factors - from Site and Facility Planning Insider

Back Row:  Scott Luth, Chip Henderson, Rebecca McLellan, Steve Hayes, Leslie Appleyard, Liz Pelt, Belinda, Richard Sullivan.  Front Row:  Chris Fisher (Southwest) Dan Flynn and Dave Doty (Southwest)

Taking the beach to Dallas
A team from  Pensacola International Airport, FloridaWest and Visit Pensacola had the opportunity to share our vision for the future with executives at Southwest Airlines Co. We hosted a deck party for Southwest at their East Coast Region offices in Dallas on March 7th . The beach party was a huge hit and gave us the chance to show off greater Pensacola economic assets!

UWF Codefest 2016
 Students of programming,
project management, graphic design, and other fields within the software development community will come together April 1-3 to develop a product that benefits the region in Codefest 2016.

The goal of this competition is for students to get hands-on experience and most importantly - to have fun! UWF is looking for sponsors, judges and mentors to support this event that helps students prepare for careers in software development and promotes Northwest Florida as a corridor for technology enterprises,