Vision 2015: Push to Grow the Economy Pays Off

When the bottom dropped out of the economy in 2008, the private sector through the Greater Pensacola Chamber decided to put together a plan that focused on creating jobs, opportunity and investment. It resulted in Vision 2015. 

The campaign focused on recruiting new businesses, helping local businesses expand and strengthening the partnerships between the military and the private sector in the Pensacola region. The goal was to create 3,000 new jobs by 2015 — the final tally was close to 9,000. Additionally, 1,191 designated jobs were added in distressed areas.

“Vision 2015 served as a catalyst to stimulate existing business growth, improve the available workforce and spearhead community improvements,” said Clay Ingram, Chamber president and CEO. “We are thrilled with the progress made over the past five years, and we will continue to work together as a community to build a bright future for the greater Pensacola area.”