BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Tourism plays a major role in Bay County’s economy, bringing in millions of dollars each year. While tourism is important, some notable names say they want to diversify our economy.
“For us to be successful, we need to diversify our economy and that’s our job as economic development professionals,” Bay Economic development Alliance President Becca Hardin said.
At the Bay County Chamber Of Commerce First Friday meeting, the professionals said there’s a lot of activity going on around the county.
“Now that some of the COVID restrictions are being relaxed, we’re seeing a lot of companies ready to make growth plans and thankfully we’re the recipient of some of this activity,” said Hardin.
A lot of this activity focuses on creating new jobs at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
“As we look to the future, remember that’s the three-legged stool of passengers, business and education,” ECP…