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Pensacola Chamber wants to hear from aviation industry insiders

PENSACOLA, Fla. Press Release In an effort to establish a workforce case for the aviation/aerospace industry, the Greater Pensacola Chamber has launched a campaign to attract, recruit and grow existing companies within the region.

Ranking second among states for aviation and aerospace establishments, Florida is home to more than 2,000 companies that continue to provide industry infrastructure for established and emerging business opportunities. According to the Florida Aviation Aerospace Alliance, the industry generates more than $15 billion annually for the state and employs more than 228,000 through direct and indirect jobs.

We want Northwest Florida to be nationally competitive in the aviation/aerospace industry, said Greater Pensacola Chamber President and CEO Jim Hizer, CCE, CEcD. Florida is a premier location for aviation technologies, and the Chamber is aggressively seeking to grow our regions international presence with the goal of creating and maintaining high-wage jobs for our communities.

In an effort to gauge interest in these jobs, the Chamber has created a survey that is currently open to anyone who has previous experience in, or is interested in working in, the aviation/aerospace industry. Interested participants can take the quick, 8-question survey by calling (850) 424-1141 or online by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/s/PensacolaAviation. Online participants can enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. The winner will be announced on Friday, Aug. 9.

For more information, contact Jennifer McFarren, Director of Workforce Development for the Greater Pensacola Chamber, at (850) 438-4081, ext. 238, or jmcfarren@pensacolachamber.com.