2018 Wakulla County Business Journal is sponsored in the award-winning 850 Magazine that serves Northwest Florida. The business journal features 32 pages discussing topics in Wakulla County, including destinations and events, ecotourism, canned mullet, economic development, education, and Panacea Waterfronts program. Click here for a full copy of the journal.
GrowFL announced the 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Wakulla County’s Hydra Engineering & Construction, LLC was one of 50 companies selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.
Hydra Engineering & Construction is an engineering and construction firm headquartered in Crawfordville, Florida with branch offices located in Albany, Georgia, El Paso, Texas and Merritt Island, Florida.
Keep Wakulla County Beautiful was awarded a grant by Zephyrhills Water. The grant was offered through Keep America Beautiful and KWCB was one of only four recipients of the grant in the state of Florida. The grant awarded 30 permanent mount recycle bins which are being placed at water entry points and parks around the county. These bins give access to on the go recycling for visitors and residents who utilize our parks and waterways. The grant is valued at over $20,000.
EFI & the Small Business Development Council will hold a series of hour long sessions for information directed at small businesses. The sessions will be held every other Wednesday, beginning April 7 and extending through to August 25. This is a great opportunity for small businesses, including woman, minority and veteran owned entities. The sessions include topics on writing a business plan, accessing capital and building a great website. Please check the flyer for more information on the various topics.
The Wakulla EDC is hard at work helping to attract new industries and grow the businesses we have here at home. Check out what our EDC Coordinators have been working on throughout the month of September in our monthly report.
Wakulla County is pleased to be featured in Focus Media Group's, Business in Focus, April 2018 magazine. The article discusses the economic benefits the County offers to new and existing businesses, measures being taken and those required to ensure the area's success and analyzes the factors influencing the strength and advancement in the local community. See the full six-page, colored article here.