Article Archive

Archive of: 2016 Bay County Business Journal



DeTECT October - November 2016


Increasingly, individuals have become concerned about the possibility that they may be under surveillance by operators of drones. Gary Andrews is here to help. He has developed a drone-detecting app, available for free.

Fighting Trim October - November 2016

Fighting Trim

Defense activities play a major role in Bay County’s economy — and that contribution is expected to grow. Overall in 2014, the military accounted for about $2.4 billion or 30.6 percent of the total gross regional product.

Pier Park October - November 2016

Pier Park

Pier Park, on Panama City Beach, bills itself as the premier shopping, dining and entertainment district in Northwest Florida and one that has had both financial and social impacts.

Building a Workforce October - November 2016

Building a Workforce

Florida State University-Panama City, Gulf Coast State College and Haney Technical Center are all working to gear curriculum and degree and certificate programs to the anticipated needs of employers.

Jellyfish Health October - November 2016

Jellyfish Health

The health care technology company, Jellyfish Health, has plans to create 100 news jobs with an average salary of $70,000 — and to do something about those insufferable lines in doctor’s offices.

Alignment Bay County October - November 2016

Alignment Bay County

Patterned after a similar initiative in Nashville, a group made up of business leaders and educators is working to improve the chief product of Bay County schools: high school graduates.

Google Guru October - November 2016

Google Guru

For anyone seeking a more formidable online presence, Mica Specialties is a one-stop shop. The business offers services ranging from website design and digital advertising to search engine optimization and social media marketing.

Port Panama City October - November 2016

Port Panama City

Expansion underway at Panama City’s deepwater port has been projected to generate an annual economic benefit of more than $125 million and create 63 jobs. In store is a new forest products terminal.