Settlers first came to our area of Northwest
Florida for the fishing, salt, and lumbering.
Although tourism has become a main source of
economic growth, fishing and lumbering remain
vital to the Bay County area.
The papermill and all the support industries it
requires, such as tree farming, lumbering, and
Arizona Chemical are a major asset to our
Independent businesses, from gas stations
to ship building, have evolved through time and
are still essential to our community.