Membership

Florida's Great Northwest is looking for visionary leaders to help drive economic vitality and diversification across the region.  Your support confirms your commitment to long-term transformational growth in Northwest Florida.

As a 501(c)(6) nonprofit membership corporation, our mission is to promote Northwest Florida for economic growth and diversification, advocate for economic development issues that affect the region, and collaborate to improve regional competitiveness.


Investor Benefits

  • Make an impact on Northwest Florida
  • Play an active role in building a vibrant and diverse regional economy
  • Gain access to Northwest Florida business and community leaders
  • Extensive opportunities to interact with the key individuals across the region shaping the future of the Florida Panhandle.
  • Stay on top of regional/local economic development news
  • Receive regular communications about regional and local economic development efforts and increase your company’s visibility
  • Through board, committee and event participation, and FGNW marketing materials and state-of-the-art website, increase your global visibility and be recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s leading companies.

Investor Membership Levels

Sustaining Members ($25,000+)

  • All general membership benefits
  • Sustaining Members may appoint a representative to serve as a voting member on the FGNW Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

General Members ($5,000–$20,000)

  • All general membership benefits
  • General Members may appoint a representative to serve as a voting member on the FGNW Board of Directors. Investors contributing $10,000 or more may appoint up to two voting members on the FGNW Board of Directors.

Economic Development Organization Members ($1,000–10,000)

  • All general membership benefits
  • This investor category is for the region’s local economic development organizations. Economic Development Organization Members may appoint a representative to serve as a voting member on the FGNW Board of Directors. To reflect the population disparities among the region’s 16 counties, the investment structure is based on county population levels:
    Counties under 25,000 population – $1,000
    Counties between 25,000 and 100,000 population$5,000
    Counties exceeding 100,000 population$10,000

Educational Institution Members ($5,000–10,000)

  • All general membership benefits plus
  • This investor category is for the region’s higher education institutions. Educational Institution Members may appoint a representative to serve as a voting member on the FGNW Board of Directors. Community and State Colleges participate at the $5,000 level; Universities participate at the $10,000 level.

Workforce Board Members ($10,000)

  • All general membership benefits
  • This investor category is for the region’s workforce development boards. In addition to all general membership benefits, Workforce Board Members may appoint a representative to serve as a voting member on the FGNW Board of Directors.

Delegate ($2,500)

  • All general membership benefits
  • This non-voting investor category provides for a Board representative in the second year of membership and allows the investor to maintain the seat if they become General Members in the third year of membership.

 

CONTACT US

Florida’s Great Northwest is here to provide you the practical, on-the-ground resources and support you need for your business location/expansion project. From incentives to site selection to workforce development, we’ve got the expertise and connections to help your business be even more competitive with a Northwest Florida location.

Kim Wilmes - President & CEO
KIM WILMES

President & CEO

850-729-6847
kwilmes@fgnw.org