Bay County’s economic development efforts are managed through a private/public partnership, the Bay Economic Development Alliance (EDA). The EDA works with strategic partners in Bay County and the Northwest Florida region to enable the area to create new, quality jobs while sustaining and growing the existing economic base. The EDA’s efforts reflect the strength of its investor partners.


Benefits The Bay EDA program of action depends on the support of public and private investors. The key benefit to our investors is the growth in new quality jobs that comes from an aggressive, professional economic development agency. Bay County is on the cusp of greatness from an economic development standpoint and the EDA is the lead organization to help the area fulfill its growth potential.


Bay EDA Investors Brochure and Application


The following is a list of our current Bay EDA investors:


 County-City Investors

 Economic Development Investors

 Community and Corporate Investors



County-City Investors


The EDA’s government partners, the Bay County Board of County Commissioners and the Cities of Lynn Haven, Panama City and Panama City Beach, each support the EDA at $1.50 per resident. County-City Investors receive one seat on the EDA Executive Committee.


Bay County
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Panama City
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Panama City Beach
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Economic Development Investors


The EDA’s Economic Development Investors may be public or private entities and contribute $25,000 per year. Investors in this category receive one seat on the EDA Executive Committee.


Bay County Tourist Development Council
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CareerSource Gulf Coast
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Gulf Power Company
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NWFL Beaches International Airport
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Port Panama City
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St. Joe Company
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Gulf Coast State College
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Chamber Partners






Community and Corporate Investors


Community (public) and Corporate (private) Investors contribute at least $5,000 per year.


 Anderson Construction Company ::

 BBVA Compass::

BRPH Architects Engineers, Inc :: 

 Bay County District Schools :: 

 Bay Medical Center ::

 Berg Steel Pipe::  

Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC::  

 Burke, Blue, Hutchison, Walters & Smith ::

CPC Office Technologies :: 

Capital City Bank ::

 Carr, Riggs & Ingram ::

 Centennial Bank ::

Central Panhandle Assoc. of Realtors :: 

 Community Bank, Coast ::

Counts Real Estate Group:: 

DAG Architects:: 

 Eastern Shipbuilding Group :: 

 Ecological Resource Consultants, Inc. :: 

Encompass Health:

 ERA Neubauer Real Estate :: 

 Florida Architects, Inc. ::  

 Florida State University Panama City ::

 Fowhand Furniture, Inc. :: 

 GKN Aerospace :: 

 GAC Contractors ::

 Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative ::

 Gulf Coast Medical Center ::

 Hancock Whitney ::

 Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC ::

Innovations Federal Credit Union ::

 Landrum ::  


Oceaneering ::
Panhandle Educators FCU ::

 Regions Bank ::
Reliant South ::

Rowland Publishing ::

 St Andrew Bay Land Company 

 Summit Bank ::

SunTrust ::

System Service & Engineering :: 

 TECO Peoples Gas ::

 Trustmark ::
Volkert ::

Warren Averett::

White Construction:: 

WOW! ::


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Contact Us

For More Information


Bay Economic Development Alliance

5230 West Highway 98
Panama City FL 32401

Phone: 850.215.9965






5230 West Hwy 98,
Panama City FL 32401

Phone: 850.215.9965



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