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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. 

Support the Haas Center Mission

 We rely on funded research and donations to cover the cost of custom research products. Please consider investing in community research by partnering with the UWF Haas Center on grants and contracts or by donating to the Haas Center's UWF Foundation account. Choose "Haas Center" under the 'Select the Designation' drop-down menu.


Haas Center News

UWF Sea3D Lab collaborates with The Mariners’ Museum and Park and NOAA to put pieces of history in public’s hands

The University of West Florida’s Sea3D Lab recently partnered with The Mariners’ Museum and Park, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create artifact replicas recovered from the shipwreck of the USS Monitor. The USS Monitor, the U.S. Navy’s first ironclad vessel built for the American Civil War, fought during the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8-9, 1862. It sank in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina nine months later. NOAA and the U.S. Navy recovered hundreds of artifacts from the ship, including the anchor, propulsion engines, gun turret and cannons.

UWF Sea3D Lab Collaboration

Haas Center, an EDA University Center

The Haas Center is recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as an EDA University Center - one of two in the state of Florida. As such, the UWF Haas Center will work to promote business development and employment among Florida veterans and minority business owners. Click the link to learn more about our partnership with the EDA.

UWF Haas Center designated as EDA University Center

EDA University Center


High Demand Occupations in Florida's Eight Westernmost Counties

This annual report provides insights on projected growth in high demand occupations between 2022 and 2027. Researchers at the University of West Florida (UWF) Haas Center examined 22 occupational areas and compared regional performance with the state and the nation. We ranked each occupation by median earnings and growth rates spanning five years. Next, we described the top 10 occupational categories with higher-than-median earnings, as well as job growth across the eight westernmost counties in Florida. Lastly, we listed employer demand pertaining to the skills most requested in job postings.

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