Economic Development Team

Economic Development Team

The mission of the Economic Development Team is to increase the involvement of PYP in economic development issues that affect the Pensacola Bay Area. Team members will stay informed about all local and state organizations that affect the economy.

The Economic Development Team has partnered with the Government Affairs Team to help manage the Better Pensacola Forum, an ongoing survey, series of webisodes, and whitepaper publications which highlight issues in Pensacola and Escambia County.

Additionally, this team has been successful in building relationships with the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce as well as local government agencies to stay abreast of developing issues. Recently, PYP members were successful in raising awareness about the renewal of the EDATE (Economic Development Ad-valorem Tax Exemption), which is an important tool used to attract and retain businesses in Escambia County.

Contact John Ellis if you are interested in participating in the Economic Development Team.

Meets: Second Tuesday of every month
Place: The Library inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Chair: John David Ellis
Co-Chair: Michael Lynch
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