Did You Know?
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the Hass Center for Business and Economic Development, about 35 percent of Northwest Florida’s regional output is driven by defense spending, versus 18 percent for Northeast Florida, 5 percent for Central Florida and 3 percent for South Florida. All but six Florida counties have at least $3 million per year in direct defense-related spending.
BY THE NUMBERS
46: The percentage of Florida-based Department of Defense employees who work in Northwest Florida.
"I think a lot of things in life are about good timing and getting to know people who are supportive, who are going to give you that right environment where you can learn and develop and grow." —Samantha Strickland, director of Marketing, Florida Commerce Credit Union, from story on page 59.