August 21, 2014

Business Florida 2013 - The Regions

Northwest Florida

Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee

| 9/20/2012

NOTABLE EMPLOYERS

Aviation/Aerospace/Defense

• The Boeing Company - Eglin Air Force Base

• DeTect Inc. - Panama City

• DRS Technologies - Fort Walton Beach

Manufacturing

• Coast Water Efficient Technology (Coast WET) - Panama City

• Majestic Candies Company - Pensacola

• Mowrey Elevator Company Inc. - Marianna

Renewable Energy and Environment

• Bing Energy - Tallahassee

• GE - Pensacola

• Green Circle Bio Energy Inc. - Cottondale

Research and Development

• Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion - Tallahassee

• Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition - Pensacola

• High-Performance Materials Institute - Tallahassee

NOTABLE ADDITIONS/EXPANSIONS

Manufacturing
For the launch of its Made in the USA brand of home textiles, furniture and lighting, Atlanta-based Home Source International will establish a manufacturing and distribution facility in Marianna by the end of 2012 with a capital investment of $2.3 million; 303 new jobs are expected.

Shipbuilding
Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City plans to hire up to 500 employees and invest $17 million in new equipment over the next 16 months to meet the demands of two new contracts to build 13 offshore supply vessels.

Financial/professional services
Navy Federal Credit Union, America’s largest credit union, completed an $81.5-million expansion at its Pensacola office in 2011, adding 466 employees to an existing staff of 1,650.

Tags: Business Florida, Northwest

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Balloon sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts will blow you away
Balloon sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts will blow you away

If you've ever been impressed by a balloon animal, prepare to be blown away by a new art exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg made up entirely of balloons.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Should the Feds stop sending so much surplus military weapons and armored trucks to local police?

  • Yes, enough already
  • No, every force should be prepared for the worst

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe