FGNW NEWS


 

FGNW Positions Northwest Florida on the global marketplace at SelectUSA

Northwest Florida was well-represented at the SelectUSA Investment Summit held at the end of June in National Harbor, Maryland. The summit is the largest event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This year, there were over 3,600 attendees from more than 70 international markets and 51 states. Northwest Florida received much attention throughout the event:

  • FGNW President Jennifer Conoley was selected to participate in a private, small group roundtable discussion with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves about investing in underserved communities. Northwest Florida was one of only 14 areas who had individuals representing their communities at this session!
  • President Conoley was also selected to speak on a panel during one of the information sessions about investment attraction in Northwest Florida.
  • Florida was one of only four US states to be invited to present to a group of 20 Singaporean companies attending the summit and President Conoley spoke about the region during the presentation.
  • Enterprise Florida was an exhibitor at the event and hosted a Sunshine State Soiree Reception. FGNW participated and was allowed to give a few remarks at the event.
  • In addition, FGNW made numerous direct company contacts and are already working several potential projects opportunities for Northwest Florida.

SelectUSA is the U.S. government program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce that focuses on facilitating job-creating business investment into the United States and raising awareness of the critical role that economic development plays in the U.S. economy. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than $105 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining over 138,000 U.S. jobs.

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Florida’s Great Northwest Foundation Announces Selection of Inaugural Leadership Northwest Florida Class

Florida’s Great Northwest Foundation has selected its participants for the inaugural Leadership Northwest Florida class. Eighteen leaders were selected to participate in Class I of the program focused on regional collaboration through community, content and connection.

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Inaugural Leadership Program Launches In Northwest Florida

Leadership Northwest Florida is an educational program offered for professionals in all industry sectors desiring to grow their knowledgebase, network, and skillset in the 12-county region of Florida’s Great Northwest footprint.

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US Secretary of Commerce Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Communities Including Northwest Florida

Northwest Florida – Florida’s Great Northwest (FGNW), the regional economic development organization for the Florida panhandle, participated in this year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit, the highest-profile event in the United States dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI). SelectUSA is a U.S. government program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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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.  

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Newcomers Panel at TEcMEN Industry Day Showcases Northwest Florida’s Growth

Economic development partner One Okaloosa Economic Development Council recently hosted their annual one-day technology, engineering and manufacturing expo, TeCMEN Industry Day, in Fort Walton Beach. This event is designed to offer robust and relevant content from industry leaders as well as foster networking opportunities to connect with existing or potential customers and highlight products and capabilities.

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FGNW’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

Working in conjunction with our local economic development organizations and FGNW’s lobbyist, Darrick McGhee of Johnson & Blanton, FGNW’s 2022 Legislative Priorities have been identified.

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Central Moloney, Inc. Selects Bay County for its New Manufacturing Operations

Central Moloney Incorporated will be establishing a manufacturing operation in Bay County, Florida.

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The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Strengthens Northwest Florida

Governor DeSantis has presented rural and urban communities throughout Northwest Florida with $3.6 million through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund in 2021.

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Proud Source Announces New Source Location in Marianna, Florida

MARIANNA, FLORIDA (October 5, 2021) - Proud Source Water, a natural alkaline spring water bottled at the source, announced the opening of a second spring location and production facility in Marianna, Florida. Construction of the facility is complete, and it will begin production in late 2021.

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