Northwest Florida can be viewed as having four distinct population centers, including three federally-defined Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The 12-county region is recognized as one of eight economic development regions within the State of Florida.
|Labor Shed||Population||Comparable to|
|FGNW Region||1,117,000||Birmingham, AL Area|
|Pensacola Region||516,000||Chattanooga, TN / Mobile, AL|
|Ft. Walton Region||293,000||Roanoke, VA|
|Panama City Region||179,200||Columbus, GA / Biloxi/Gulf Port, MS|
|I-10 Corridor||58,800||Warner Robbins, GA / Valdosta, GA|