Northwest: Striking Gold with Green
Alternative fuels and steady growth keep Northwest Florida's economy humming.
Santa Rosa County
Plenty of Activity: The Ropella Group, an executive search and corporate consulting firm, moved into its new 15,000-square-foot building at the Santa Rosa Industrial Park in August 2008, investing $2.5 million for the expansion. The existing employee base of 35 workers is expected to increase to 50 by the end of 2008.
Pro-Build Lumber Company also moved into the Santa Rosa Industrial Park in March 2008. The firm made a $1-million capital investment and plans to employ 50 people.
The town of Pace has a new $45-million, 235,000-square-foot commercial complex that is home to the county’s first Target store, as well as a Publix supermarket and PetSmart.