Government Major Employers
NAS Whiting Field is located 8 miles north of Milton, provides support services and materials for a training air wing and 6 training squadrons providing primary and intermediate training of fixed-wing aviation and advanced helicopter training to student aviators. The $44 billion industry is the state’s third top economic sector behind tourism and agriculture; it tops the list in Santa Rosa County.
The Santa Rosa Medical Center (SRMC) is a state-of-the-art medical facility serving Santa Rosa County and the surrounding area. The mission of Santa Rosa Medical Center is "To improve health and quality of life in our community." SRMC believes meeting and exceeding customer expectations is a key strategy in fulfilling its mission.
Agriculture accounts for nearly $60 million in annual revenue in Santa Rosa County. It is big business, and has the potential to be even larger because Santa Rosa County has the finest soil and growers in northwest Florida and throughout the state.