This website and the Smartcoast.US initiative began as an outgrowth of the local Pensacola Entrepreneurship Enthusiast Group (EEG) and the Northwest Florida Forward Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council.
We believe that growing entrepreneurial businesses is the best way to insure the regions long-term economic vitality. We also believe that embracing a smart cities way of thinking is vital to growing the local entrepreneurial businesses.
This effort began with the volunteer efforts of a team notably comprised of Marcia Schuffman and David Musselwhite.
It is our intention to establish paid memberships to fund the daily operating costs of space rental and business system fees.
Additional costs will be funded through administrative fees from grants and project management engagements.
What is the big WHY we are doing this? The answer is to increase the competitiveness of the cities, the counties and the region to keep our best and brightest entrepreneurs and to draw the best and brightest to this area.
Encourage Strategic Leadership
Provide Entrepreneurial Support through Building our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Develop Talented People
Activate Community Engagement
Organize Venture and Patient Investment
Develop Affordable and Available Internet Connectivity
Expand our Great Places