Innovation Coast is an alliance of technology and knowledge based companies in Northwest Florida. Its mission is to grow, sustain, and showcase the region's successful, vibrant ecosystem of technology and knowledge-based companies, professionals, and investment opportunities.

Pensacola's Inc. 5000 companies honored

Four area companies made this year’s list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private firms, published annually by Inc. magazine. The awardees – which included Footbridge Media, Pensacola Apothecary, IMS Expert Services and AppRiver – were honored Thursday with a reception in downtown Pensacola. The event was sponsored by Summit Bank and FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance.

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Navy Federal Credit Union expansion to drive higher demand for IT workers

Navy Federal Credit Union officials hope to draw some of the best and brightest minds in information technology to the financial services giant’s Heritage Oaks campus in Beulah once its expansion is complete in five years. The company expects to employ up to 1,000 people in its information services department, which oversees, among other things, the computers and telecom equipment used to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data.


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AppRiver named to Inc. 5000 for 9th time: Inc. magazine has ranked AppRiver No. 4057 on its annual Inc. 5000. The Gulf Breeze company is the only IT service company in Florida to be included at least nine times in the list’s 34-year history, and one of only 19 IT service companies overall. Read More »

ITEN Wired announces summit speakers: ITEN Wired has lined up a stellar roster of speakers for the 2015 ITEN Wired Summit, to be held Oct. 22 and 23 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. Read More »

What's Next for IHMC Running Man Team?: Two months have passed since IHMC's “Running Man,” placed second in an international robotics competition in Pomona, Calif. Studer Community Institute catches up with the team to find out what's next. Read More »

UWF featured in College Magazine's "Awesome Schools": College Magazine has named the University of West Florida one of its "8 Awesome Schools You Never Knew Existed." Read More »

Corporate America Magazine Names IMS ExpertServices Best Expert Witness Search Firm: IMS ExpertServices received Corporate America magazine’s Legal Elite Award for Best Expert Witness Search Firm for 2015. The award recognizes the top firms in the industry, highlighting their work, customer service and the results that they have achieved. Read More »

Gov. Scott Creates Young Entrepreneur Award: Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced the creation of the “Young Entrepreneur Award” to recognize students, college graduates and young entrepreneurs who are excelling in the workplace and creating innovative ideas in Florida. Read More »


Sept. 3, 2015 - 5 p.m.
Join Innovation Coast and IHMC  for an open house event to celebrate the IHMC robotics team’s second-place finish at this summer’s DARPA Robotics Challenge. Read More »

CIT - Careers in Technology, Pensacola
Oct. 1, 2015
Pensacola technology career fair at IHMC from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Innovation Coast and IEEE. Read More »

Gulf Power Symposium—Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Oct. 11 - 13, 2015
The Gulf Power Economic Symposium invites individuals and businesses to “Think Big” in an effort to enhance Florida as a desired place to live, work, and play.

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About Innovation Coast


Innovation Coast provides the opportunity to converse and collaborate with other industry members about the issues and challenges facing individual organizations and the technology and knowledge based industry sectors as a whole.

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Innovation Coast is a link to technology and knowledge-based careers in Northwest Florida, recruiting talent for member companies and organizations and working to attract the critically needed workforce for the sector.

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Innovation Coast offers the opportunity to collaborative with educators to shape the programs that will train tomorrow's technology and knowledge based workforce.


Northwest Florida enjoys the friendly business environment and ample resources necessary for its establishment and growth as a hub of innovation and advancement in the technology and knowledge based industry sectors.