What could you do with Florida’s 28 million acres of available inland space?

Anything you want.


Florida’s inland regions offer a world of opportunity for your business. They’re far enough away to give you the open space you want, but just an hour’s drive from the urban access you need. And with a seemingly endless supply of affordable land, robust pool of trainable talent, top-ranked, accessible infrastructure and enviable quality of life, you’ll be able to build more than a business here. You can build a future.

  • Opportunity Florida Counties

    Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla, Washington

  • Heartland Counties

    Counties: DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendy, Highlands, Okeechobee and the cities of Pahokee, Belle Glade, and South Bay (Palm Beach County), and Immokalee (Collier County)

  • North Florida Counties

    Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union

  • Flagler County

  • Nassau County

  • Walton County

  • Heartland

    Region Highlights
    • Location: prime location to serve domestic and international markets with two foreign trade zones
    • Accessibility: new international cargo airport opening will provide easier access to Latin America
    • Talent: regional workforce of 125,000, and 3 million more in contiguous counties
    • Training: Glades County Training Center equips workforce with necessary skills
    • Community: small-town feel surrounded by some of Florida’s best natural resources
    Sector Opportunities
    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics
    • Animal Science
    • Agriculture
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  • North Florida

    Region Highlights
    • Accessibility: land with frontage and easy access to I-10 and I-75, as well as rail access and seaports to move and stage products domestically and internationally
    • Opportunity: region includes 15 counties, spanning over 9,100 sq. miles, to accommodate diverse industries regardless of size or scale
    • Support: Economic Development Academy offers community leaders an opportunity to learn how to promote business growth in their regions
    • Talent: close to Florida’s two top universities, state and private colleges, and technical and vocational schools, which sustain an abundant, highly skilled workforce pipeline
    Sector Opportunities
    • Industry
    • Manufacturing
    • Timber
    • Bioenergy
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  • Opportunity Florida

    Region Highlights
    • Training: area tech schools for robotics, welding and engineering
    • Support: economic development education for community leaders to promote business growth in their regions
    • Pro-business: flexible local government
    • Proximity: DOT trucker-day’s drive to as far away as Cincinnati, Roanoke, VA, Greenville, NC, and beyond Houston
    Sector Opportunities
    • Defense
    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics
    • Agriculture
    • Timber
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Overview

Additional Rural Counties

  • Florida is also home to three additional inland counties that offer close proximity to strategic business resources, a wealth of business opportunities and an outstanding quality of life – advantages that are not easily found in other small towns across the U.S.

  • County Highlights
    • Education: county schools have the 3rd highest graduation rate in the state
    • Accessibility: railways and highways link to over 50 million consumers, while the Port of Fernandina connects businesses with the world
    • Location: equidistant to four military installations: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Naval Station Mayport, Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and their trained workforce
    • Unique: home to the 1800+ acre Crawford Diamond Industrial Park with dual Class I rail
    Sector Opportunities
    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics
    • Aviation / Aerospace
    • Life Sciences
    • Information Technology
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  • County Highlights
    • Accessibility: the Intracoastal Waterway provides access for freight shipping and recreational boating
    • Diversity: offers the largest industry sectors by employment, including trade, transportation and utilities, education, health services, leisure and hospitality
    • Natural: home to a 1,500-acre preserve
    Sector Opportunities
    • Manufacturing
    • Agriculture
    • Aviation / Aerospace
    • Life Sciences
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  • County Highlights
    • Readiness: “shovel-ready” sites and existing buildings accommodate a variety of business enterprises. The Walton County Industrial Parks at Freeport and Mossy Head feature full utility services, room to expand and access to transportation arteries and services
    • Training: home to the Walton Career Development Center, which provides secondary and postsecondary programs for professional certifications in computer science, auto mechanics, nursing and construction management
    • Distinction: recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an "academically high-performing school district”
    Sector Opportunities
    • Manufacturing
    • Financial Professional Services
    • Logistics
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