Florida’s Great Northwest (FGNW) is the regional economic development organization representing the 16-county “Panhandle” region of Northwest Florida. FGNW is an investor-supported 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation created to assist companies that are evaluating Northwest Florida as a business location. The mission of FGNW 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.”
Florida’s Great Northwest is staffed with economic development, marketing, and research professionals whose focus is providing outstanding customer service to representatives of businesses evaluating Northwest Florida for a business expansion or relocation. FGNW is a “one-stop shop” for company representatives, site location consultants, and real estate brokers researching the Panhandle as a business location.
Services provided by the FGNW staff include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Real estate (site or building) research
- General research, including demographics, workforce and training, utilities, taxes, infrastructure, and more
- Information on state and local incentives and the incentive application process
- Liaison between you and state and local economic development offices
- Other assistance—just ask!
FGNW is part of a network of state, regional and local resources that exist to assist companies locating in Florida. If we do not know the answer to your question, we can readily get it from partner agencies. We are here to serve you, our customer. Let us know how we can assist and support you.