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Gulf Power Company

Gulf Power Company provides energy services to nearly half a million customers in 71 communities throughout Northwest Florida.

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Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union is an armed forces bank serving the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans, DoD & their families.

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Ascension Sacred Heart

Ascension Sacred Heart is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to those most vulnerable.

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Pen Air Federal Credit Union

Pen Air FCU is the largest and oldest local credit union in Pensacola, FL. With 15 locations in NW Florida and Alabama, we are ready to serve you.

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Wind Creek Hospitality

Wind Creek Hospitality is the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' home for casino gaming and hospitality in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Why Should You Invest in WFDA and Support Our Mission?

Total Employment Impacts of Defense Activities

The West Florida Defense Alliance, or WFDA, is part of a defense ecosystem that reaches across the state of Florida.

In Northwest Florida alone, this ecosystem generates over 182,000 jobs and $22 billion in economic impact. Approximately 40% of those impacts are realized in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Economic Impacts of Defense Spending

Concentration of Veterans and Military Retirees by Region, 2016

In addition to the nine major military installations located throughout Northwest Florida, the region is also home to the highest concentration of veterans and military retirees in the state at nearly 172,000 veterans, of which 46,000 are military retirees.

Escambia County

  • Total Jobs Supported: 60,500
  • Total Economic Impact: $7.6 B (GRP)
  • Share of County Labor Force: ≈39%
  • Veterans: 41,500
  • Military Retirees: 11,000

Santa Rosa County

  • Total Jobs Supported: 16,000
  • Total Economic Impact: $1.4 B (GRP)
  • Share of County Labor Force: ≈38%
  • Veterans: 24,500
  • Military Retirees: 8,000

Benefits of Investor Levels

Platinum $25,000+

• Seat(s) on WFDA Governing Board
• Logo recognition on all printed and electronic WFDA materials
• Recognition at all WFDA events
• Complimentary tickets/table at all WFDA/Pensacola Chamber military events (minimum four per year)
• WFDA media opportunities
• Priority for invitations to state/national military conferences
• Invitations to regular military topic briefs
• Invitations to social events with military leadership
• Regular informational email blasts on military-related topics of interest

Gold $10,000+

• Seat on WFDA Governing Board
• Logo recognition on all printed and electronic WFDA materials
• Complimentary tickets at all WFDA/Pensacola Chamber military events (minimum four per year) WFDA media opportunities
• Invitations to state/national military conferences
• Invitations to regular military topic briefs
• Invitations to social events with military leadership
• Regular informational email blasts on military-related topics of interest

Silver $5,000+

• Recognition on all electronic WFDA materials
• First opportunity for tickets at all WFDA/Pensacola Chamber military events (minimum four per year) WFDA media opportunities
• Regular informational email blasts on military-related topics of interest

Bronze $1,000+

• Recognition on all electronic WFDA materials
• Regular informational email blasts on military-related topics of interest

Investments under $1,000 are also welcomed and participants will receive regular informational email blasts on military-related topics of interest.