Business Incentives

We welcome new business in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  Here are reasons to bring your business here.

Location

  • On I-10 (Exit 85), halfway between Tallahassee and Pensacola, FL
  • US 331, main entrance into DeFuniak Springs, 4-laned in 2018.
  • County seat (Walton County, FL)
  • Next to Eglin Air Force Base

Utilities & Infrastructure

  • Municipal sewer, water and natural gas
  • $800,000 gas system upgrade underway along US 331 from center of town to 3 miles south.

Site Development Opportunities & Benefits

  • Available land for development along newly widened US 331
  • Airport Industrial Park (Gulf Power Certified Site)
  • Expedited plan review (Ordinance

Designations

  • HUB zone designation (About) (Map)
  • Florida Main Street Community (2017)
  • Rural Area of Economic Opportunity (About)
  • Community Redevelopment Agency (2018)
  • Opportunity Zone (About) (Map)

Shipping/Freight

  • Rail spur within 5 miles from center of town
  • Federal Express ground distribution center within 10 miles from center of town

Higher Education & Training

  • Emerald Coast Technical College
  • Gulf Coast State College branch

Public Schools

  • high school
  • middle school
  • two elementary schools