850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - June-July 2013

The Right Site

Some of the top site consultants in the country talk about what the companies they work for are seeking when they decide to relocate or expand. Not surprisingly, Northwest Florida has many of the necessary ingredients to lure these businesses. The area’s biggest challenge? Thinking regionally.

Educated Workforce in Jackson County

Jackson County’s students — secondary and post-secondary — enjoy tremendous opportunities, some of which are rare for rural communities. High school students have a public school system with a high B average from the state (all area schools received either…

The Call of the Wild

Local folks will tell you that Jackson County is where Mother Nature and Father Time made a pact to preserve “the very nature of Florida.” One visit to these low rolling pastoral hills dotted with majestic stands of pine and…