A University of West Florida Outreach Office

Serving Northwest Florida since 2011

The 8 disproportionately affected counties
OEDE Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) service area

Our Office

OEDE was created in January 2011 to enable UWF to play a more significant role in development and job growth in Northwest Florida.The OEDE serves as the interface between the community and the university on matters directed at improving regional planning,  partnerships, and research endeavors. 


Request Demographic Information

Free simple requests including general demographics, ring studies, traffic counts, unemployment statistics, retail sales, etc.

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Innovation Coast Awards

Open to businesses and entrepreneurs across the Southeast, the Innovation Awards showcase semifinalists and finalists in an event that will enable them to present their business cases to venture capitalists, angel investors and financiers. The last awards were held on April 12-13, 2017.

Innovation Coast

GeoData Center

The Center maintains a comprehensive campus-wide Geographic Information System including a 32 workstation laboratory, field data collection equipment, and web and database servers configured to run GIS applications

GeoData Center
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Information for the region

Area Economy

Economic Profile

Home Area Profile

Work Area Profile