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Holmes County’s population, along with a commuting workforce from the surrounding area, provides a labor pool of more than 7,199 dedicated workers.

2.4% Unemployment Rate

41,709 Regional Labor Force

3.23% Employment Growth

41,809 Median Household Income


Holmes County is a short drive from four State Colleges, FSU’s Panama City Campus, Troy University’s Dothan Campus, and several outstanding vocational schools.

A talent pipeline of more than 20,000 students is available within a one-hour drive and more than 130,000 students are within a two-hour drive.


Northwest Florida is also home to six major military installations which enhance the talent pool in our region.

Businesses located in the region benefit from the skills of the 3,000 service members that separate each year.