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 5.1%.

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 best 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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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.



Cape Horn Making Progress: Fabbro Marine Group, manufacturer of the world-renowned Cape Horn offshore boats, has started construction on the new 78,000 square foot facility on 20 acres in Santa Rosa County. Read More »

Santa Rosa EDO selected as the Regional Resource Partner of the Year: The Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office has been selected as the Regional Resource Partner of the Year by the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. This award is given to the partner believed to have made the greatest impact with respect to contributions to the Florida SBDC at UWF region. Read More »

Economic development plan for Santa Rosa County: Santa Rosa EDO is soliciting qualifications from consulting firms to develop a five-year plan to help the office generate more ideas and, ultimately, more business. Read the Pensacola News Journal interview with Shannon Ogletree. Go To Link »

2017 Innovation Awards Results: Innovation isn’t a word commonly used to describe oyster farming. When the owners of Pensacola Bay Oyster Co. explained the innovation and research that lies beneath the surface of this new industry, they secured first place – and the $100,000 cash prize –  at the 2017 Innovation Awards. See all the winners… Read More »

Santa Rosa website maps out student career paths: The Pensacola News Journal covers, new a website designed to guide students and their families to careers that align with regional workforce needs. The site is a collaboration between Santa Rosa County School District and Santa Rosa EDO.  Go To Link »

Santa Rosa supports local entrepreneurs competing in Innovation Awards: Santa Rosa County joins with Northwest Florida’s business community to step up commitment to local entrepreneurs by offering cash and business services valued at thousands of dollars to winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards – Florida’s most lucrative business plan competition. Read More »


Shannon Ogletree, Executive Director

Santa Rosa County EDO
6491 Caroline Street, Suite 4
Milton, Florida 32570-4592

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