Bay County Chamber of Commerce

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401


Phone: 850.785.5206

Fax: 850.763.6229





Gulf Power - "Building Strong Communities"
April 30, 2012

Beginning May 1st, Gulf Power customers who choose to occupy an existing building within the Gulf Power service territory and meet certain requirements can submit an application for the "Building Strong Communities" incentive  program, which benefits businesses with thousands of dollars in credits. 

The program is calculated based on the square footage of the building and business type. E.G. if a 10,000 square foot becomes a retail space, then the estimated incentive amount would be approx. $.36 per square foot for a total incentive of $3,600. There is no limit to the size of the building or incentive, although Gulf Power reserves the right to limit the applications, and modify or change the program at any time.

Some items on the requirements checklist are:
  • Building currently vacant at least 12 months 
  • Minimum one year lease for new business
  • Minimum 10,000 sq. ft. conditioned space
  • Meets credit standards 
For more information contact:
Petie Bailey, Commercial and Industrial Specialist 


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact one of our staff members.




The mission of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce is to create superior value for all chamber members large and small, cultivate economic and personal development, promote and protect a competitive system of business, be a community leader while embracing Bay County’s opportunities and challenges.


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