Northwest Florida Forward:
A Regional Strategy for Economic Transformation
Northwest Florida Forward: A Regional Strategy for Economic Transformation offers a candid evaluation of the region’s economic development challenges and opportunities, informed by quantitative analysis, reviews of national best practices, and qualitative input from across the 13-county region. It articulates a set of guiding principles that reflect the values of the region’s residents and businesses, that define economic vitality in Northwest Florida, and that directly inform the goals and strategies. It provides a holistic set of goals, strategies, and actions designed to ensure economic vitality through new investment and job creation, as well as the enrichment of the region’s talent base, innovation ecosystem, infrastructure, and quality of place. The regional transformation strategy is not the responsibility of one organization to implement. It is a strategy for the entire region and will require many engaged partners for it to be successful.