Business Incentives

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


  • On I-10 (Exit 85), halfway between Tallahassee and Pensacola, FL
  • US 331, the 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 the center of town to 3 miles south.
  • Municipal Airport

Site Development Opportunities & Benefits

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


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


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

Higher Education & Training

  • Emerald Coast Technical College
  • Northwest Florida State College Chautauqua Center

Public Schools

  • Walton County High School
  • Walton County Middle School
  • West DeFuniak Elementary School
  • Maude Saunders Elementary School