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.
Jackson is the only rural county with two certified sites or parks.
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.