Jackson County

Jackson County is experiencing a new economic development thrust in the county with the formation of a new EDO made up of all municipalities and local businesses and agriculture industry owners. The County BOCC has a willingness to be creative with its incentives to attract qualified businesses that will provide a solid capital investment with above average wages and a good number of jobs. A strong pipeline of workers is created through workforce certification training programs at our local Chipola College and Florida Panhandle Technical College.



Top Reasons

  • Jackson is the only rural county with four certified sites or parks.
  • One of ten counties in the Northwest Florida Rural Area of Opportunity eligible to offer additional incentives to new and expanding industries through Opportunity Florida.
  • Multi-modal transportation network centered around Interstate 10, Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, Marianna Municipal Airport (industrial airport featuring an 6,000’ runway).
  • Jackson is the only county that borders two other states (Georgia and Alabama), our biggest competitors.
  • Jackson is only county with a workforce certification program that boasts its own nationally-run TV show (Chipola College’s ASE-certification program’s “Tech Garage” seen on The Velocity Channel).
  • Growing companies such as Family Dollar, a retail distributer across the southeast, Amazon, the global e-commerce giant, and Enviva, a leader in the production of renewable energy products.

Jackson County Economic Development Committee

Darwin Gilmore
4318 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 32446

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