The County labor force is over 84,000.
The regional labor force is over 300,000.
Unemployment rate: 2.5% (Jan 2023)
We have over 34,000 military retirees in the 325 zip code.
Spouses and dependents of active-duty military personnel from the local military presence also contribute to our growing labor force.
The average wage for Santa Rosa County is $19.46 per hour. For a facility to qualify for incentives, the average employee wage needs to be only $22.38, compared to a state-wide average of $30.64. Our pro-business climate is rich with incentives that offer bottom-line advantages for long-term profitability. We’re more affordable than states like California, New York, and Michigan when it comes to land and labor.