There is no better location in Florida to start a business than Greater Gainesville. Here are just some of the resources Greater Gainesville has to help you start your company, or take your existing company to the next level.
Business Startup Resources
Industry Specific Resources
UF Industrial Assessment Center
- Receive free assessments of your facilities energy usage, productivity, waste stream and cybersecurity from experienced UF Faculty
- Learn more by clicking here
BioFlorida Northeast Chapter
- Contact: Jonathan Cantor (Reynolds, Smith & Hills) | 904.356.2500
- Contact: Glenn Ladwig (Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk) | 352.375.8100
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
- 888.372.9119 | 850.224.2250 | 850.224.9213 (fax)
Made in GNV (Manufacturing)
Florida High Tech Corridor
- 407.708.4630 | 407.708.4635
The Greater Gainesville Chamber has partnered with Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service to offer international trade consulting services in Gainesville. The trade office is located at the Chamber offices at 300 E University Ave., Ste. 100. As part of the Chamber’s Export Gainesville Initiative, the international trade office is staffed one day per month (first Wednesday of each month) by international trade specialists from Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service.
In addition to export counseling, area businesses can avail themselves of the many export promotion services offered by both Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service. The best part is, the cost of this opportunity is included in your Chamber membership!
For more information on the Export Gainesville Initiative or to arrange an appointment please contact Interim Senior Director of Economic Development Staci Bertrand at email@example.com or 352.378.7655 before 5 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.
Alachua County Economic Development
- Contact: Edgar Campa-Palafox | 352.374.5204
City of Gainesville Economic Development
- Contact: Erik Bredfeldt | 352.374.5204
Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
City of Alachua Economic Development
City of Archer Economic Development
City of High Springs Economic Development
City of Newberry Economic Development
300 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, Florida, 32601