North Florida Economic Development Partnership
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Diane Scholz: 850.728.5191 |
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Key Industries in North Central Florida

North Central Florida is known for its abundance of natural resources, as well as affordable cost of living. Its modern modal transportation infrastructure makes it a natural hub for logistics and distribution. And with two of Florida’s top research universities in the region, North Central Florida is humming with innovative ideas and technology.


North Central Florida’s strength in wood products and fabricated metals, along with two key components of the building component design and manufacturing sector, make this a growth industry in the region.

Logistics & Distribution

Lots of available land, a robust infrastructure and access to larger markets are just some of the reasons logistics and distribution companies thrive in North Central Florida.

Logging & Timber

North Central Florida boasts an abundance of timber, and is home to several logging and timber related companies, including Klausner Lumber One Company, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Suwannee River Mulch ( a division of Suwannee Lumber Company), and Buckeye Technologies, Inc.

Agriculture-based Industries

North Central Florida’s 15 counties offer wide-open spaces at affordable rates, along with a strategic location and access to both foreign and domestic distribution systems, making agriculture-based industries a natural fit for this region.

Technology & Healthcare

Healthcare services and products is one of the fastest growing sectors in the United States. North Central Florida is a great location to base your healthcare business, thanks many strategic advantages of the region.

Aviation Services & Products

Florida ranks first among states for air transportation businesses, flight training businesses and support activities for air transportation.


With access to beautiful natural resources, recreational and leisure activities and an authentic cultural heritage, North Central Florida attracts tourists and visitors year-round.