A Message from Becca Hardin, President, Bay Economic Development
A “BIG SHOUT OUT” to our very own Scarlett
Phaneuf who has received the Dan Weber Young Innovator Scholarship
This annual award, given by the Florida Economic Development
Council (FEDC), recognizes the achievements of an outstanding young innovator
in Economic Development in the state of Florida. By winning this award,
Scarlett received$5,000 to be applied toward
coursework and fees associated with achieving her Certified Economic
Congratulations Scarlett – we are very proud of you!!!
As you all know, we’ve had excellent project activity
recently. We hope to have some good news soon regarding several of the
projects that are pushing toward decision deadlines. The team - community
support has just been incredible as we have competed for these very competitive
projects. We want to thank all of your for the outpouring of support!
If you missed our last investor’s meeting, you missed a good
one. Dean Carol Edwards gave an exciting update on developments at FSU-PC
to include an update on the new residential housing project. Wayne
Stubbs, Executive Director of the Port, briefed us on the historic WestRock
land acquisition project and what this will mean for growth in Bay
County. John Hairston, President and CEO of Hancock Bank shared specific
economic data proving that Bay County is projected to see continued success and
growth over the next 5 years.
There are GREAT things happening in Bay County. We are so
glad you all are part of our team!