UWF Haas Center to earn University Center designation by US Economic Development Administration

The University of West Florida Haas Center has been awarded a five-year, $548,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to promote business development and employment among Florida veterans and minority business owners. The center aims to bolster Florida veteran and minority entrepreneurs by building wealth in sustainable businesses in the financial, professional, scientific services, […]

UWF announces major gift to enhance, name Center for Leadership

The University of West Florida announced today a $2.5 million gift from the Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz law firm to name the UWF Center for Leadership and enhance its initiatives. The gift will support the Center for Leadership’s mission to develop effective leaders with a sense of personal authenticity and character, social and civic […]

UWF Haas Center to host national conference

The University of West Florida Haas Center will host researchers from across the nation at the 75th annual Association for University Business and Economic Research Fall Conference: Economic Resiliency from Coast to Coast, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach, Oct. 15 – 18, 2022. The conference will feature experts delivering practical information on the national economy […]

Florida SBDC celebrates 45 years of service helping small businesses

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is celebrating 45 years of service helping small businesses grow and succeed. The network is sharing “45 Stories for 45 Years” using the hashtag #FloridaSBDC45 to share stories of small businesses, partners, and the greater community. “Our 45-year story is a testament to the hard work and commitment […]

Pooley: Renters on the Rise in Escambia and Santa Rosa

There has been a steep rise in those renting rather than buying.

UWF Researchers Find ‘Ferguson Effect’ in News Media

The researchers looked at whether the post-Brown environment constituted a moral panic that changed the way the media reported on these cases, creating a “Ferguson Effect.”

Sustainability, Climate Change Focus of Professor’s Research

Dr. Haris Alibašić’s award-winning research on sustainability and climate change has a two-fold approach.

Program to Help Veterans Evaluate Business Ideas Enters Second Year

The program is unique to Florida and was created in 2014 by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature. It went live in 2016. It is offered at no cost for veterans who meet the requirements.

Students Get Advice, Awards in Elevator Pitch Contest

The teams took the challenge on March 25 in the UWF College of Business.

Haas Center Survey: 63% of Santa Rosa Residents Want New Courthouse

The survey’s aim was to capture how Santa Rosa County residents feel the courthouse issue should move forward, if at all, after that election.

Escambia Supervisor of Elections Releases Results of Haas Center Voter Satisfaction Study

The study assessed the ease and efficiency of the voting process and the voters’ knowledge of voting options, locations and other general election information.

Study Examines Public Perception of Police Body-Worn Cameras

The current study has been accepted for publication in the journal “Criminal Justice and Behavior” later this year.