The University of West Florida supports nearly 15,000 jobs across the state of Florida and generates more than $1.5 billion in personal income annually.


UWF contributes to the development of a more educated workforce (which returns dollars to the economy) but also a more educated, culturally aware society through museums, galleries, performances, etc. While there is no real dollar value associated, this impact must be recognized.

Total Employment (Jobs)
Output (Billions)
Gross Domestic Product (Millions)
Personal Income (Billions)
Private Non-Farm Employment (Jobs)

The University generates the highest total employment demand in the retail trade industry and the highest occupational demand within the sales, office and administrative occupational classifications.

Impact of the University on Industry Sectors

Forestry, Fishing, Related Activities 11
Mining 4
Utilities 26
Construction 1,038
Manufacturing 191
Wholesale Trade 442
Retail Trade 3,063
Transportation and Warehousing 123
Information 157
Finance and Insurance 599
Real Estate and Rental & Leasing 484
Professional and Technical Services 501
Management of Companies and Enterprises 32
Administrative and Waste Services 704
Educational Services 2,250
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,989
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 202
Accommodation and Food Services 684
Other services, except public administration 1,287
Impact of the University on Occupational Employment
Management, business, financial 1,178
Computer, math, architect, engineer 391
Life, physical, social science 111
Community, social service 335
Legal 79
Education, training, library 1,454
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, media 192
Healthcare 1,327
Protective service 386
Food preparation, serving-related 871
Building, grounds, personal care, service 1,111
Sales, office, administrative 4,712
Farm, fishing, forestry 20
Construction, extraction 814
Installation, maintenance, repair 637
Production 41
Transportation, material moving 766