Escambia County offers a work force that can meet all your needs. With an average age of 33.5 years, more than 76% of the working population has completed high school and 26% are college graduates.
Long known for its military training mission, the region is home to many private sector companies that provide high-tech support for military operations, including the new Naval Air Technical Training Center. For specialized technical training, the George Stone Area Vocational Technical Center is a fully accredited training center which is designed to handle requests from existing and future industry. If customer service is key to your organization, Pensacola Junior College, in collaboration with local industry and government, is developing the curriculum for an Associate's degree in customer service to ensure a fully-trained and eager source of quality employees is available.
For the current or prospective business owner, the University of West Florida provides quality business and economic development assistance in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and improved management skills. Under the auspices of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network, the UWF SBDC links the resources of federal, state and local governments with the state educational system and private sector to provide management and technical training, and business development programs to meet the specialized and complex needs of the diverse Florida business community.
Access to transportation is key to getting your product to the marketplace, and Escambia County has everything you need.
For rail freight service, the County is served by both Burlington Northern Railway and CSX Transportation-and Amtrak provides passenger service to a downtown terminal.
Air service is conveniently provided from Pensacola Regional Airport with more than 60 flights each day including direct flights to Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Dallas, Jacksonville, Memphis, and Charlotte. Its central location makes it just minutes away from downtown, the beaches, malls, commerce and industrial parks, and the interstate.
The Port of Pensacola covers 50 acres of downtown waterfront, offering nearly 500,000 square feet of warehouse space and four acres of open storage. Accommodating vessels with a draft up to 33 feet, it is also served by both railroads and is only blocks from an on-ramp to the interstate system.
Interstate 10 passes through the heart of Escambia County and provides easy east-west access to the entire Gulf Coast. Combined with a large number of specialty carrier truck lines and quick connections to Interstates 65 and 75, Escambia County offers one of the most efficiently-served trucking regions in the country. – less–ZoomInfo