Washington County

Washington County is centrally located in Northwest Florida, north of Panama City and midway between Pensacola and Tallahassee. With a strong commitment to maintaining an exceptional quality of life, progressive city and county governments continue to promote an economic growth plan for the residents and businesses in Washington County that balances exceptional business opportunities with a quality lifestyle.

Besides low cost, abundant land, the governmental leaders of Washington County are economic development friendly.  Our county is soon to be debt free, has a professional grant writer, has a certified planner and a desire to see the county grow.



Top Reasons

  • Centrally located in the Florida Panhandle and offering main highway corridors: SR 77 & SR 79 running south from I-10 to the beaches of the gulf coast and north to I-65; and east/west along I-10 and SR 20.

  • Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad runs through Washington County as well, thus providing the potential for rail spur activity for these types of businesses.
  • Offers tax abatement and will entertain other incentives that could be used to locate a business in Washington County.
  • 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.
  • The county has an FPL-Quest Solutions certified industrial park of 181 acres adjacent to the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad.
  • Home to many small-to-medium manufacturers across several sectors.

Washington County Economic Development Council

Jonathan Barnett
 (850) 638-4157
685 7th street P.O. Box 457
Chipley, FL 32428

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