North Florida Economic Development Partnership
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NFEDP: Your ED Resource for North Florida

The North Florida Economic Development Partnership, its member organizations, and the State of Florida offer an array of valuable programs and services for companies wanting to locate or relocate to North Central Florida. In addition, we serve existing companies and businesses seeking to expand in the North Florida region. We encourage you to contact our staff with any assistance you may require.
 

Site Selection Services

The NFEDP is your one-stop shop for site selection services—whether we are providing the data and demographics for our 15-county region, assisting in finding possible, suitable sites for a project within the region, facilitating communications with the relevant and key professionals in a county, Enterprise Florida or state agencies, or providing assistance with state and local incentives, we will provide timely and professional responses to your inquiries—our region depends on it!

Incentives & Financing

The State of Florida and local governments in the region offer an excellent business climate with attractive tax advantages and incentives to all types of businesses locating in our region.  Explore state level incentives through the Enterprise Florida website or call our staff for assistance.  Moreover, local governments and regional partners have and continue to provide a diversity of extremely competitive local incentives to expand existing and attract new business and industry to the region.

Workforce Development

CareerSource Florida is the state’s innovative partnership for workforce training. Many of the programs and services of the workforce partnership are implemented by regional workforce boards—the NFEDP region is served by five regional workforce boards including North Florida Workforce Development Board, Florida Crown Workforce Board, Inc., First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., Alachua/Bradford FloridaWorks, and Workforce Connection. These regional workforce boards assist existing and new companies with recruiting, screening, training, and maintaining cutting edge skills, and keeping pace with emerging technologies. The Quick Response Training (QRT) and Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Programs are valued and frequently utilized programs by expanding and relocating businesses. To explore or find highly skilled candidates for your company, please visit Employ Florida or contact the NFEDP for more information.

Project Data and Research Resources

The NFEDP provides important information about available local sites, buildings, and properties in the region through the Site Selection Services of this website. In addition to this website, the NFEDP has partnered with Florida Power and Light and its very comprehensive data resource tool which businesses and site selection consultants can use free of charge at www.PoweringFlorida.com to find the most up-to-date business and industry, workforce, and other critical data needed to research the region. Our data is also integrated with Enterprise Florida’s statewide sites and properties data website.

Marketing and Promotion

The NFEDP provides on behalf of its 15 counties, and other Public and Private Partners, comprehensive marketing and promotion of the 15-county North Central Florida,  Extensive marketing efforts are pursued through its website, through its hosting of and participation in site selection consultant events, participation and networking opportunities at Florida Economic Development Council and International Economic Development Council conferences and events, and Enterprise Florida-sponsored events and activities.

Economic Development Education, Training and Information

The NFEDP develops and offers regional training programs, webinars, and serves as a primary disseminator of relevant economic development information for its member Partners.  Foremost is the NFEDP’s offering of a highly substantive and popular North Florida Economic Development Academy.  Moreover, through its Rural Regional Development Grant (RRDG) and Partner support, the NFEDP provides Scholarships to local economic development professionals, elected officials, and others critical to the regional economic development efforts in North Central Florida.

Did You Know?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Florida as the top ranking state in the nation for Talent Pipeline.