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Central Moloney Inc. Celebrates New Facility in Northwest Florida

This week, business and community leaders in Northwest Florida celebrated the newest manufacturer to join our growing family – Central Moloney Inc. (CMI). CMI is an Arkansas-based company that manufactures and distributes electrical transformers and their components. This announcement marks the opening of their sixth facility, the first outside of its home state, creating more than 200 new jobs.  

CMI is locating in an existing 140,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in VentureCrossings Enterprise Center in Panama City, Florida just two miles from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Chris Hart, CEO of CMI, said at the welcome celebration that this announcement was a commitment to continued growth.  

“Back in Arkansas we have a saying, and it goes - the only way to coast is downhill. And that’s a mantra for us,” said Hart. “But here’s what I say today – this move, the only coast it represents is just a few miles down the road. Because for us, we’re going to make this big, with your help.”

Florida’s Great Northwest identified the company as having growth potential and being a possible fit for Northwest Florida. Code-named Project Lightning Strike, the company learned about the unmatched advantages within the region’s manufacturing sector and spent time learning about the numerous opportunities for growth in the region before ultimately selecting Bay County for its expansion. To learn more about the resources available to company executives about the site selection search and process, contact one of our FGNW team members today.

 

NEWS

NORTHWEST FLORIDA’S STATE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION GATHE RS WITH BUSINESS LEADERS IN TALLAHASSEE

Tallahassee, FL – This week, community leaders from the region’s 13 counties gathered in the State’s Capitol to support the legislators from Northwest Florida to demonstrate the commitment to their state leadership roles that are critical keys to the region’s success in economic competitiveness.

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Florida Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly Appoints Jennifer Conoley to the SelectFlorida Board of Directors

Florida Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly announced the first SelectFlorida Board of Directors, appointing Greg Britton, Jennifer Conoley, Beth Kigel, Nick Primrose, Michael Simas, Kelly Smallridge and Mark Wilson to the board.

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Florida's Great Northwest Hosts Top Site Location Consultants in Marianna

Florida's Great Northwest (FGNW) hosted four top site location consultants this month in Marianna, Florida as part of their ‘Beyond Our Beaches’ Site Selector Mission.

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Florida’s Great Northwest CEO Recognized as One of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders

Northwest Florida – Jennifer Conoley, President & CEO of Florida’s Great Northwest (FGNW), has been named to Florida Trend’s prestigious Florida 500 list. This annual list highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state of Florida. The editors of Florida Trend conducted a year-long research initiative resulting in a personal and engaging look at the state's most influential business leaders.

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SAVE THE DATES: Northwest Florida Days 2024

We kindly ask for you to please save the dates for our 2024 Northwest Florida Days events in Tallahassee during Florida’s Legislative Session: January 17th - 18th, 2024.

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Over 100 Regional Leaders Gather with Nationally Recognized Workforce and Data Strategist

Filling open positions with a qualified workforce is the number one site selection factor in many companies’ decisions about where to locate or expand. This workforce gap is found in nearly every city across the United States. While it’s not a unique program to our region, Florida’s Great Northwest and Opportunity Florida, regional economic development organizations in Northwest Florida, hosted an event to explore the truth in data and dispel myths related to workforce challenges.

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FLORIDA’S GREAT NORTHWEST FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF LEADERSHIP NORTHWEST FLORIDA CLASS II

Florida’s Great Northwest (FGNW) Foundation has selected its participants for Leadership Northwest Florida. Twenty-two leaders were selected to participate in Class II of the program focused on regional collaboration through community, content and connection.

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National Workforce Strategist Addresses Labor Force Challenges at Upcoming Luncheon

Florida’s Great Northwest and Opportunity Florida invite business leaders to “Difficult Conversations About Workforce”

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Central Moloney, Inc. Creates 550 Jobs in Northwest Florida

Leading Transformer Manufacturer Establishes Locations in Bay and Okaloosa Counties, Investing $75 million

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Northwest Florida Labor Supply & Demand Research Analysis Year 2 Update

ABLE Operations was tasked with providing Florida’s Great Northwest (FGNW) with research and analysis of the regional labor market. This document is an update to Florida’s Great Northwest Supply & Demand Research Analysis completed in March 2021. In addition to the industries and occupations identified in the previous study, this update will consider the labor market for nursing and cyber security occupations. The update of this study includes additional years of data and adjusted growth forecasts for the region. The purpose of this study is to inform Florida’s Great Northwest and Triumph Gulf Coast of strengths and potential gaps between key regional industries’ demand for employees, and the ability of the local training/education institutions to supply these skills.

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