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Florida’s Great Northwest (FGNW) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit membership corporation whose mission is “to market and brand the 16-county Northwest Florida region as a globally competitive location for business, and to work with regional partners to recruit new jobs and investment throughout Northwest Florida.”

FGNW relies on the investments of regional businesses, economic development organizations, higher education institutions, and workforce boards to implement its aggressive marketing, branding, and business recruitment efforts.

Investor Benefits

Gain Access to Northwest Florida Business and Community Leaders
Extensive opportunities to interact with the individuals shaping the future of the Florida panhandle.

Receive Information on Meetings and Events
Receive regular communications describing opportunities to network with state and regional leaders across a spectrum of industries.

Access Data and Research
Receive information and updates about Northwest Florida’s economic climate, and access customized research reports to help your company grow.

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 (annual membership dues in parentheses)

Sustaining Members ($25,000+)
In additional to 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)
In addtion to 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)
This investor category is for the region’s local economic development organizations. In addition to all general membership benefits, 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 ($10,000)
This investor category is for the region’s higher education institutions. In addition to all general membership benefits, Educational Institution Members may appoint a representative to serve as a voting member on the FGNW Board of Directors.

Workforce Board Members ($10,000)
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.

Ambassadors ($1,000)
This non-voting investor category receives the general membership benefits as well as invitations to all board meetings and special events

Membership Documents

  • Investor Information

    The Investor Information includes investor benefits and membership levels for businesses and organizations interested in becoming a member of Florida's Great Northwest.

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