Ensure that Northwest Florida’s economic infrastructure is state of the art and connects communities in every part of the region.

Infrastructure Strategies

  • Use the Regional Planning Councils to address shared infrastructure needs and other economic development issues.
  • Develop sites to accommodate business expansions and relocations.
  • Support the development of industrial megasites, with a deliberate focus on rural areas of the region.
  • Ensure that the necessary infrastructure improvements to ports and airports to accommodate new private investment and employment are funded and completed.
  • Continue advocating for state and federal funding for improving the region’s road infrastructure and explore new options to improve transportation mobility.
  • Continue efforts to expand broadband infrastructure and adoption in rural and underserved areas of the region.


Council Chairs

Austin Mount

Emerald Coast Regional Council
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Focus Areas


Business Vitality


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Quality of Place