Greater Gainesville Regional Overview
The Greater Gainesville Chamber primarily serves the Gainesville MSA, which includes Alachua County and Gilchrist County. However, due to the interconnectedness of Florida’s regional economies and the regular movements of workforce, we also serve the workforce and companies of outlying areas beyond the Gainesville MSA. The MSA has a population of 328,304, and the regional has access to a broader workforce of 4,480,797.
The area contains access to four major highways: I-75, U.S. 301, S.R. 26 and U.S. 441. The cities of Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville can be reached within a two-hour drive, while St. Augustine, Ocala and Lake City are within a one-hour drive. CSX Transportation provides Gainesville with daily freight service, while Amtrak offers train-to-bus passenger service direct to downtown Gainesville, and the Gainesville Regional airport offers service to: Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami and Dallas Fort Worth. The Jacksonville Port Authority is only 80 miles away.