Bay County

Bay County is home to some of the nation’s busiest military bases and installations and some of the country’s best vacation destination beaches.

Home to The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, Tyndall Air Force Base and the deep-water Port Panama City, Bay County also has 27 miles of beaches for year-round snorkeling, fishing, boating and diving. Bay is also home to many family attractions, the famed Shell Island and St. Andrews State Park.

Bay County prides itself on an attitude that supports business and industry growth and connectivity to the world. Local leadership are committed to providing the solid infrastructure needed to foster projected growth and to ensure new and expanding companies can operate in a seamless business environment. Both public and private leaders are focused on quality economic development.



Top Assets

  • The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
  • Port Panama City, which serves as a Foreign Trade Zone
  • Bay County has two Florida First Certified Sites.
  • The West Bay Sector Plan is a 75,000-acre, multi-use, master-planned development anchored by the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Venture Crossings Enterprise Centre is the first phase of development, accommodating industrial, commercial and retail space.
  • Tyndall Air Force Base, headquarters to the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, which has the sole responsibility for ensuring the air sovereignty and air defense for the continental United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City
  • Bay Line and Florida Gulf & Atlantic rail

Bay Economic Development Alliance

Becca Hardin
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City FL 32401

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