Footglove Performance Footwear and the Grommet

June 15, 2018

The FootGlove team are about to become busy. Over the coming days, the pace will be notched up to a new level because FootGlove Performance Footwear will be on The Grommet, a popular retail website with 2.5 million subscribers around the globe – exposure that could turn the teams’ dream of marketing their innovative product to a global marketplace to reality!

By: Footglove Performance Footwear

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A Welcomed Landing for GKN Aerospace at VentureCrossing

The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE) (“St. Joe”) and the Bay Economic Development Alliance today announced that one of the world’s largest independent first tier suppliers to the international aviation industry, will expand its operations by locating a new manufacturing facility in Venture Crossings® Enterprise Centre in Bay County, Florida.

By: Bay EDA

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Phaneuf and Conoley selected as one of DCI’s “40 Under 40”

Development Counselors International carefully selected a group of young leaders within the economic development field that aren’t afraid to disrupt industry standards and always raise the bar for achieving community prosperity. Scarlet Phaneuf from the Bay Economic Development Council as well as Jennifer Conoley from Gulf Power and BIC Board Member was among those recognized. Their efforts to shape economic development in our area continue to put North Florida on the map. Congratulations to them both!

By: Development Counselors International

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The business of growing business

About half of small businesses fail within the first five years. Facing a 50/50 shot of survival, they need resources and guidance to help them succeed, and that’s where business incubators come in.

PANAMA CITY — Chris Josten took a risk when he began Curiosity Marketing. The move to independence would take him from a position as creative director at another firm into uncertainty as the owner of his own business.

Fortunately for Josten, his venture took hold.

“When we first started Curiosity, we were very successful right out of the gate, but we needed some help as we started our expansion,” Josten said.

That’s when he approached Pam Kidwell, director of the Business Innovation Center at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC).

By: CAREY BRAUER - News Herald Reporter

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Local Business Looks to Bring More Manufacturing Jobs to PC

Tuesday night the president of B&C Technologies, Begnt Bruce spoke at Gulf Coast State College in hopes of inspiring new entrepreneurs and showing how his company plans to bring jobs to Panama City Beach.

By: Kara Murphy

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Downtown Panama City seen as new launching pad

PANAMA CITY — In 2010, the San Francisco-style deli Trigo opened in the heart of Panama City’s historic downtown. Six years later, owner Gilbert Hamati is ready to take the next step and open a secondary location on 15th Street, serving Mediterranean-style food in the next few months.

Trigo’s addition is the latest in a series of businesses that have made their start in one of Panama City’s downtown storefronts and found ways to expand.

By: Katie Landeck - News Herald Reporter

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Panama City, Fla. –Today, it was announced that Jellyfish Health LLC, a health care technology company that makes health care more convenient for patients, staff and physicians, is expanding its operations in Panama City, Florida. Jellyfish Health is creating 100 new jobs at an average annual wage of $70,000. The majority of the new jobs will be focused on software development with an average wage that is more than 200 percent of the current average in Bay County, Florida.

By: Scarlett Phaneuf, Bay Economic Development Alliance

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Pamela Kidwell Joins Workforce Development at GCSC

Pamela Kidwell has joined the Workforce Development team at Gulf Coast State College as Director of the Business Innovation Center (BIC). She will help to further support small business initiatives to include working in all phases of a startup and business expansion; as well as, small business incubation.

By: Pamela Kidwell

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A “BIG SHOUT OUT” to Scarlett Phaneuf!

A “BIG SHOUT OUT” to our very own Scarlett Phaneuf who has received the Dan Weber Young Innovator Scholarship Award!!

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 Development certification.

By: Becca Hardin

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Local Veteran Owned Company Awarded Military-related Contrac

Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board chooses Advent Services for data management project involving the FL Department of Economic Opportunity and the US Air Force.

By: Tomas Santos-Alejandro

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Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law Partner, Robert C. Jackson has been elected to the Business Innovation Center Board of Directors Northwest Florida. I am delighted to serve.  This is an exciting time to help area industries and entrepreneurs to partner with existing community leaders. We want businesses to build here, to innovate here, and to grow here in Northwest Florida.  It is a incredible time to be a business innovator.

By: Tammala Spencer (850) 527-9199

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dsi Associates Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

dsi Associates, a highly-skilled construction company from the Chicagoland area is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their launch in Bay County, Florida.

By: Jessica Williams

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