Florida First Sites

About the Florida First Sites Program

Florida First Sites is the first regional site certification program in the State of Florida to develop project-ready industrial sites. Each site undergoes a rigorous screening process developed by McCallum Sweeney Consulting, offering an objective, third party analysis to ensure the sites are ready for development.

The program was launched by Gulf Power Company, an investor-owned utility company spanning Northwest Florida. Florida First Sites allows the region to be a competitive player in your site selection decisions. This program ensures that pre-work has been complete, taking the majority of the risk out of the site selection process.

Each certified site or park has met the following qualifications:

Industrial Site CertificationIndustrial Park Certification
• 50 acres minimum• 100 acres minimum
• Outside of the 100-year flood zone• Outside of the 100-year flood zone
• Proper zoning• Proper Zoning
• Able to be served by utilities within 6 months• Able to be served by utilities within 6 months
• 300,000 GPD minimum for water• 150,000 GPD minimum for water
• 200,000 GPD minimum for wastewater• 100,000 GPD minimum for wastewater
• Site Concept Plan• Master Development Plan
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  • Airport Access
  • Interstate Access
  • Port Access
  • Rail Access
  • Certification

All Sites

  • Site 1

    Santa Rosa Industrial Park East
    Milton, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

    Site 2

    Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10
    Milton, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

    Site 3

    Vic's of Navarre, I-10 at Highway 87
    Milton, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 4

    Okaloosa Industrial Air Park
    Crestview, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

    Site 5

    DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport
    DeFuniak Springs, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

    Site 6

    VentureCrossings®
    Panama City, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 7

    Panama City Port Authority's Intermodal Distribution Center
    Panama City, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

    Site 8

    Marianna/Jackson County Distribution/ Construction Services Park
    Marianna, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

    Site 09

    Marianna Airport Commerce Park
    Marianna, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 1

    01

    Santa Rosa Industrial Park East
    Milton, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 2

    02

    Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10
    Milton, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 3

    03

    Vic's of Navarre, I-10 at Highway 87
    Milton, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 4

    04

    Okaloosa Industrial Air Park
    Crestview, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 5

    05

    DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport
    DeFuniak Springs, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 6

    06

    VentureCrossings®
    Panama City, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 7

    07

    Panama City Port Authority's Intermodal Distribution Center
    Panama City, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 8

    08

    Marianna/Jackson County Distribution/ Construction Services Park
    Marianna, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification

  • Site 9

    09

    Marianna Airport Commerce Park
    Marianna, FL

    Airport Access Interstate Access Port Access Rail Access Certification


What People are Saying About Northwest Florida

Greg Britton
The people are the biggest asset to any business and truly Northwest Florida has an abundance of talented individuals that not only care about their jobs, but equally about their community and their country. I fully believe that the military influence is a vital part of this culture.”
Greg Britton
CEO, Fort Walton Machining, Inc.
Debbie Calder
The main driver for us expanding our operations in Pensacola is the talented labor pool we have in this area. We continue to get a thousand applications a month from very well-qualified applicants. Other drivers include the availability of land to continue to expand and the incentives we received from the State of Florida and Escambia County.”
Debbie Calder
Sr. Vice President — Greater Pensacola Operations, Navy Federal Credit Union
Larry Sassano
Northwest Florida's economic and quality of place assets are ideally-suited for attracting business prospects in need of project-ready industrial sites.”
Larry Sassano
President, Florida's Great Northwest


Contact Us

Gulf Power Company     Economic Development

Rick Byars 850-444-6750 crbyars@southernco.com
Jennifer Conoley 850-872-3224 jconoley@southernco.com