Centrally located in the Florida Panhandle, Washington County is ideally situated as a business and industrial "Hub" location for the Southern United States. This central location is served by an efficient Instate Highway system, Freight Rail Transportation, Commercial and Corporate Airports and easily accessible port facilities for both domestic and foreign trade.
Chipley accommodates two Free Trade Zones in the Tommy McDonald Industrial Park and the Washington County Industrial Park.
Tax abatement is a temporary reduction or elimination of property taxes. It applies to real estate and, in some cases, the personal property that a local government or district taxes. Tax abatements only apply to eligible pieces of property within Washington County and can only be approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Available on a case-by-case basis to industrial and manufacturing developers. For more detail, call Ted Everett, EDC executive Director
The Washington County Enterprise Zones in Chipley, Vernon and Ebro were allowed to sunset by the State Legislature on December 31, 2015, and are no longer available.