Whether you’re bringing in materials or shipping out your product, Northwest Florida gives you easy access to the rapidly growing Southeast United States – and the rest of the world.
Northwest Florida’s three deep-water ports, two of which are designated foreign trade zones, offer access to rail, the interstate system, and airport, and have available property for your business.
Our growing airports are less congested and make it easy for executives and employees to fly in and out on a wide selection of airlines as business demands.
Our 18 premier industrial sites are all multimodal accessible and ready to help your business get up and running quickly.
Foreign Trade Zone
Certified Industrial Sites
|Atlanta, GA||4 – 5 hours|
|Miami, FL||7.5 – 9 hours|
|Jacksonville, FL||3.25 – 5 hours|
|Charleston, SC||7 – 8.25 hours|
|Nashville, TN||6.25 – 7 hours|
|Little Rock, AR||8.75 – 9.5 hours|
|Houston, TX||8 – 9.5 hours|
Central Time Zone
Four commercial airports with carriers such as Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways are accessible from:
Plus 17 public general aviation airports.
Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad runs parallel to I-10 and offers connections to Class I Rail CSX and Norfolk Southern, as well as several shortline railroads. This extensive railway network connects the region to every major population center in 23 states east of the Mississippi River and Canadian Provinces, Quebec and Ontario.
Northwest Florida is bisected, east to west, with Interstate 10 (I-10), which spans 2,460 miles across the entire southern United States, from Los Angeles, CA to Jacksonville, FL. North/South access via I-65, I-75, I-95 and numerous four- lane highways, allow for quick access to destinations in Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Little Rock, Houston and beyond.
The Florida Panhandle offers a centrally located solution to serve markets in the Southeast United States within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 14-hour “driving window” for a drive-time of up to 11 total hours.
The region features three deep-water ports:
Utility companies across Northwest Florida have active economic development teams ready to provide assistance to your company.
Northwest Florida is serviced by two investor-owned electric utilities (FPL and Duke Energy), four electric membership cooperatives (Escambia River EC, CHELCO, West Florida EC, and GulfCoast EC) that are part of the PowerSouth energy system, and municipal electricity providers. Rates are competitive and special rates are available for industrial and other large customers.
Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC operates a 5,500-mile pipeline system with extensive access to diverse natural gas supply sources which can deliver 2.3 Bcf/day of natural gas to the rapidly growing Florida peninsula. The Florida customer base includes electric utilities, independent power producers, industrials, and local distribution companies.
The Port of Panama City
Pensacola International Airport
Bay Line Railroad
Florida’s Great Northwest is here to provide you the practical, on-the-ground resources and support you need for your business location/expansion project. From incentives to site selection to workforce development, we’ve got the expertise and connections to help your business be even more competitive with a Northwest Florida location.
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