Santa Rosa Economic Development is at work every day to match the best workers, sites, incentives, and infrastructure with the businesses growing in and moving to Santa Rosa County.

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County: 161,096   MSA: 466,913


High School: 28%


Some College: 53%


Associate Degree or Higher: 36%


Bachelor Degree: 17%


Graduate Degree: 8%


Educational Opportunities

College in Santa Rosa County offering Associate's Degree or Certificate
Colleges within 50 miles
Universities within 50 miles offering Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Technical College in Santa Rosa County, 2 within 50 miles


Blue Collar: 65%


White Collar: 35%


Santa Rosa County has a labor force of 75,252 people, with a job growth rate of 4.32% since 2013, and an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

Military Retirees

Northwest Florida has the second largest concentration of retired military personnel in the nation. With valuable skills and an average age of 40, they are an ideal workforce.

Job Types

Office & Admin Support: 19%


Sales: 15%


Management: 11%


Food service: 8%


Education & Training: 7%


With certified sites, modern infrastructure and a trained, educated and experienced workforce, Santa Rosa County offers industries an opportunity to maximize their ROI in a community dedicated to providing the bests to residents and businesses. From our expanding tourism, vibrant farming community, growing industrial presence, our strong military ties, to our top notch schools, it is no surprise that Santa Rosa County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.



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Demographics & Workforce

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Local Business Intelligence

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Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers world–class athletes, weekend warriors, youth athletes and everyday people have access to state-of-the-art performance training and health care services. Under the leadership and reputation of internationally renowned orthopedic sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews, the Andrews Institute is filled with dedicated research laboratories as well as education and conference facilities plus its numerous multi-specialty clinical departments. The Institute is also home to EXOS, an internationally known organization for training some of today’s top professional and elite athletes.



AppRiver named to Inc. 5000 for 9th time: nc. magazine has ranked AppRiver, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, No. 4057 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Go To Link >>

Avalex innovating in key security field: Avalex Technologies, located in Gulf Breeze, FL, is a key player in the creation of products for the surveillance sector. Go To Link >>

AppRiver Announces Highest Ever Year-over-Year Channel Growth: AppRiver, LLC announces a 30-percent increase in channel revenue, marking its largest year-over-year increase. Read More >>


Shannon Ogletree, Executive Director
 (850) 623-0174

Santa Rosa County EDO
6491 Caroline St, Suite 4
Milton, FL 32570

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