850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - 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.

Bay County Demographics

U.S. Navy photo by Jacqui Barker/Released Neil Patterson, a retired saturation diver now employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Division, Panama City Division, readies equipment for diving bell training procedures. POPULATION July 2015 (estimated) — 181,635 Percent change from 2010…

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.