Florida First Sites

DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport

This industrial park within a general aviation airport offers an abundance of opportunity in Walton County. The total airport industrial park is 296.8 acres, and a 22-acre and 34-acre parcel is project-ready with runway access. Walton County and the City of DeFuniak Springs offer a thriving business environment that is diverse and expanding.

Site Readiness

Acreage 297 — 22 & 34 developable
29 — Contiguous
County Walton
City DeFuniak Springs
Latitude, Longitude 30.729534, -86.155815
Airport DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport onsite & 37 miles from Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Port 40 miles from Port Freeport and 59 miles from Port Panama City
Rail Site is not rail served
Interstate & US Highway 8 miles from I-10
Electric Gulf Power Company: 3-phase electric service can be extended to park within 6 months
Natural Gas City of DeFuniak Springs: 2-inch and 4-inch line located onsite
Water City of DeFuniak Springs: 6-inch line with 410,000 gpd available capacity
Sewer City of DeFuniak Springs
Telecommunications Century Link: Infrastructure onsite

* Data provided by site owner

Demographics

Population 2016 2018
10 miles 20,729 22,177
20 miles 42,681 45,605
50 miles 593,976 626,666
Median Age 2016 2018
10 miles 39.7 40.1
20 miles 40.9 41.4
50 miles 39.8 40.2
Talent (50 miles) 2016
Employed 252,607
Unemployed 23,466
Unemployment Rate 8.5%

To view the complete demographic and income profile for this site, click here to download the PDF.

Advantages

DeFuniak Springs is the county seat and home to Walton County's largest manufacturer, Professional Products Inc., creator of brands EZY WRAP® and EXoTec®. The city owns and operates Walton County's only general aviation airport, which is adjacent to the mainline of freight rail giant CSX Transportation. The site has easy access to major federal and state highways, including Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 331. This site is also located in an Enterprise Zone which offers financial incentives from the State of Florida to qualifying businesses to encourage job creation and private sector investment.

Did You Know?

Northwest Florida is part of the 4th largest aerospace corridor in the world.
Airspace
7 military installations are located in Northwest Florida.
Military Base
6,000 active duty military separate from Northwest Florida bases each year.
Active Duty Military
Florida is a "Right-to-Work" state.
Right-to-Work
Florida has 0% personal income tax.
Personal Income Tax
Northwest Florida's manufacturing industry is expected to produce $2.6 billion in GDP this year.
GDP

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