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Northwest Florida is home to six industrial air parks designed to meet your specific business location needs.  Businesses specializing in aircraft assembly, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, and aircraft modification represent just a few of the many aviation related companies expanding in Northwest Florida’s Air Parks.  In addition to an exceptional quality of life, Northwest Florida’s regional and industrial air park assets include:
  • Runway lengths up to 10,000 feet
  • “Through the fence”  access as well as off-runway site availability
  • Expanding aerospace and defense workforce of more than 60,000, many of whom are post-military
  • Business friendly local and state incentives, including land discounts
  • Capability of serving large aircraft
  • Workforce training  and recruitment services
  • Easily accessible by state and interstate highways, commercial airlines, and rail
  • Restricted air space over the Gulf of Mexico providing a unique test environment for research and development projects
  • VFR flight conditions more than 300 days per year

Whiting Aviation Park

Whiting Aviation Park, which is centrally located in one of the world’s most active military regions, is a perfect location for an aviation related business. The 269 acre park provides easy access to major highways and Interstate 10, an existing aerospace and defense workforce, and proximity to thousands of square miles of restricted airspace over the Gulf of Mexico.
Air Park: Whiting Aviation Park
Airport: NAS Whiting Field
Runway length (ft): 6,000
Contact: Shannon Ogletree
Phone: 1.850.623.0174

Bob Sikes Industrial Airpark

Bob Sikes Industrial Air Park offers more than 210 acres in the northern section of Okaloosa County, near Interstate 10.  The air park, which includes comprehensive airport facilities capable of handling large aircraft, thrives as a central location for businesses including major Department of Defense contractors and international aircraft modification companies.  The public use airport, owned and operated by Okaloosa County, provides general aviation services for corporate aviation, air taxi service and military operations to nearby Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field and Duke Field.  In addition, the Emerald Coast Advanced Research Network has established an advanced fiber optic network in Okaloosa County that is connected to the Florida LambdaRail backbone, making LambdaRail capabilities easily accessible.
Air Park: Bob Sikes Industrial Airpark
Airport: Bob Sikes Airport (CEW)
Runway length (ft): 8,005
Enterprise Zone: Yes
Contact: Nathan Sparks
Phone: 1.800.995.7374

Venture Crossings Enterprise Centre at West Bay

Venture Crossings Enterprise Centre at West Bay is part of The St. Joe Company’s West Bay Sector Plan, Florida’s largest master-planned, mixed-use development.  The 1,000 acre business park is adjacent to the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and offers “through the fence” access as well as off-runway sites.  Current plans include the construction of 30,000 and 60,000 square foot speculative “flex space” buildings along with other build to suit facilities.
Air Park: Venture Crossings Enterprise Centre at West Bay
Airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
Runway length (ft): 10,000
Contact: Jorge Gonzalez
Phone: 1.877.563.8235

Panama City - Bay County Airport and Industrial District

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), located in the Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District, opened for business in May 2010. It is the first new greenfield airport to be built in the US in over 15 years. The airport features a 10,000 foot runway, expandable to 12,000 feet, and a LEED-Certified, state-of-the-art passenger terminal with air service provided by Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines, as well as unencumbered air space enabling operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Of its 4,000 acres, 1,400 acres, much of it with runway access, is available for lease and development to support aviation and non-aviation industrial and light industrial uses.
Air Park: Panama City - Bay County Airport and Industrial District
Airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
Runway length (ft): 10,000
Contact: Neal Wade
Phone: 1.850.215.9965


Located two miles northwest of downtown Apalachicola in the heart of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast”, the Franklin County / Apalachicola Regional Airport offers relocating or expanding businesses extensive aviation services and unlimited possibilities with acres of commercial land available as well as a newly constructed 11,000 square foot hangar.
Airport: Franklin County / Apalachicola Regional Airport (AAF)
Runway Length (ft): 5271
Contact: Ted Mosteller
Phone: 1.850.653.5115



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