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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Santa Rosa County awards nearly $50,000 to small business owners: Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners approved nearly $50,000 in StRIVE grant funds to 11 small businesses in Santa Rosa County.  Read More »

Santa Rosa Capitalizes On Its Quality Of Life: “We have available and affordable housing, we are a top-10 school district in Florida. We have a low crime rate. Here, people still get to know their neighbors.” Shannon Ogletree lists Santa Rosa County's desirable attributes. Read More »

Shannon Ogletree Selected as one of the Top Leaders in Economic Development: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Director Shannon Ogletree has been recognized as one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2018 by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants. Read More »

Educating the Next Generation for Florida’s Growing Cybersecurity Industry. : The growing need for cybersecurity training in Florida was a hot topic at the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s recent Future of Florida Forum, where they launched their Florida 2030 project. Read More »

Santa Rosa Career Pathways adds Three new Career Academies: This school year, students in Santa Rosa County will have the opportunity to enroll in three new career academies. Building Construction Academy at Jay High School, Hospitality and Tourism Academy at Gulf Breeze High School, and Business & Entrepreneurship Academy at Milton High School.  Read More »

In case you missed it: BOCC approves RFP for spec building at I-10 Industrial Park: The Santa Rosa County board of county commissioners gave approval to Santa Rosa County Economic Development to seek a proposal for the construction of a 50,000 square-foot spec building in the Northwest Industrial Park at I-10 to attract more industry to the county. Read More »


Shannon Ogletree, Executive Director
 [email protected]

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

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