BayCounty could soon be home to a company that will bring high paying jobs. The Bay Economic Development Alliance (EDA) says multiple projects are in the works.
They met, Wednesday morning, with investors to talk the plans in the works. One of the newest projects is called Project Dove. The name of the company will not be released until later this summer, but the project has gone to the state government for next stage of tax grant approval and they are expecting a response within ten days.
The company could potentially bring in a minimum of 30 jobs, which pay about double the current average wage in BayCounty.
That was only one of many other projects on the agenda. Executive Director, Neal Wade, says it's exciting to see so much in motion, but communication with the investors is key to making these projects work. “The biggest thing I have seen today is that our project activity is as high as I have seen it in a long time,” he said. “We got a lot of projects looking at Bay County, we are meeting about one in New York tomorrow, the commission approved another one. We have a lot of projects in the works." The St. Joe Company also joined the meeting to speak on the Bay-Walton Sector Plan. They introduced details about the active senior adult community they plan to begin building in the next few years. They have submitted applications for approval to both affected counties.
All of those details are available on a recently launched project website, click here to visit that website.