Growth Engine: Navy Federal Credit Union
by Amy Martinez
Navy Federal Credit Union has grown from a call center to an economic powerhouse. Local business and community leaders say it’s hard to overstate the impact Navy Federal has had on an area that has long depended on the military and tourism as its economic backbone. Aside from the millions of dollars in payroll that flow into the region’s economy, the company has provided young people from the area a reason to stay and pursue careers in Pensacola rather than leave for greener pastures, they say.
“To keep your kid here in town, working for a solid company with a solid future, you can’t put a price on that,” says Escambia County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh.
This story also features expert opinions, business briefs and people in the news: Jeff Bergosh; Debbie Calder; Gray Swoope; Keith Hoskins
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