Facts & Findings

Business Climate

Washington County is home to an incredible number of homegrown companies who are transforming industries, creating new technology and changing how business is done. We’re here to support those businesses by offering resources, incentives and grants, educational programs, data, workforce solutions and more. Business in Washington County have access to a number of incentives - local, regional and state - to help them reach their goals.
-Tax Foundation, 2016

Florida has 4th largest economy in the U.S.

Florida earns another Silver Shovel Award from Area Development Magazine in the category of states with a population over 15 million.
-Area Development Magazine, 2014


Education & Workforce

Florida has the 3rd largest workforce in the nation. 

No Floridian lives more than 50 miles from an institution of post-secondary learning and the number of Floridians with associate, bachelor and advanced degrees has increased at almost double the national rate.
-Florida Trend’s Business Florida, 2011



As a rural community with urban growth, Washington County has a robust infrastructure that benefits from proactive planning by the city, county and local leaders. From high-speed broadband to multiple energy and water providers, Washington County’s infrastructure can support the regions rapid growth.

Florida ranked #1 in infrastructure by the US Chamber Foundation.

-US Chamber Foundation, 2013


Quality of Life

Washington County is a paradise for those who love the outdoors. Beautiful scenery and proximity to hiking trails, geo-tracking, and fishing makes this the perfect area for active families, young professionals and anyone looking for a great quality of life.