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Haas Center

The UWF Haas Center supports the region and the state with workforce and survey research, economic impact modeling, and industrial innovation. We partner with UWF students, faculty, and external experts to deliver optimal results to our customers. We tell stories centered around economic data and human experience.

We provide textured, meaningful analysis to an array of customers from the public and non-profit sectors to private industry, including manufacturing. Immersive public laboratories, like Sea3D in Pensacola’s Historic District, showcase what is possible when creative minds intersect with business and workforce partners.
Our market research covers a variety of topics, including economic impact studies, consumer and visitor profiles, as well as research on talent gaps. Our researchers and performance advisors collaborate to bring objective and reliable information to all customers. 

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High Demand Occupations in Florida's Eight Westernmost Counties

This report prepared by the UWF Haas Center provides insights on projected growth in the labor force between 2021 and 2026. The regional performance of twenty-two occupational areas were examined and compared with the state and the nation.

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Health Survey of Escambia and Santa Rosa Residents

The resident community health survey is being conducted by the University of West Florida Haas Center in partnership with Achieve Healthy EscaRosa. All personal information will be confidential and anonymous. The data will be reported in an aggregate format (by reporting only combined results and never reporting individual ones). We encourage all residents who are at least 18 years of age and live within Escambia or Santa Rosa County to participate in the survey. Responses will be used to help local health leaders identify the key health issues and improve health services within the local communities. The deadline to complete this survey is June 18, 2021. Qualified residents may take the survey online at or  Health Survey of Escambia and Santa Rosa Residents to print.