Quality of Place

Make Northwest Florida a place appealing to existing residents and visitors as well as to a new generation of talented and creative individuals and companies.

Quality of Place Strategies

  • Encourage the development of vibrant downtowns, new town centers, and mixed-use developments in the region.
  • Gain a better understanding of the preferences and needs of existing Northwest Florida residents.
  • Invest in the amenities and infrastructure in underserved communities.
  • Incorporate the site location needs of target industries into local and regional planning and placemaking strategies.
  • Enhance and protect the Region's quality of life while laying the foundation for sustainable economic growth


Quality of Place Webinars

The Quality of Place Council generates content that can help members and Northwest Florida communities pursue economic development thrrough place-based enhancement. 

"Fitting It Together"

9/6/2018 - In this short presentation, Richard speaks about research that links human biology to our appreciation of spaces, and how that plays out in great land values-per-acre.



Council Chairs

Juliet Milam

Gulf Power
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Caroline Smith

Apalachee Regional Planning Council
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Focus Areas


Business Vitality


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Quality of Place