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The essence of who we are is found in nature. We’ve got over 8,500 square miles of fresh air, blue skies, green forests and rich farmland. It’s all strategically located for easy access to the Southeast U.S. and Florida’s 20 million consumers. Nature provides us with the resources to help companies grow. We’ve got endless timberlands and rich soil. Constant sunshine makes us #2 in solar farm output. Two major interstates intersect to put Class 1 rail, international airports and five seaports within a short drive.

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NFEDP Board Meeting

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Camp Anderson Anchored
536 NE 168th Avenue
Old Town, FL 32680

We are excited and pleased to be able to host our first quarterly NFEDP Board of Directors and General Membership meeting in 2024! The agenda will be packed with key business items, as well as substantive information and presentations related to economic development activities in our region. Notably, we will have a real time Legislative Update, some exciting news about a pilot project with the Department of Commerce, and case studies on recent project successes in the region, among others. Please join us for this IMPORTANT meeting as we kick off 2024!

The North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) is a regional, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the public and private economic development assets and interests of the 14 counties in the North Central Florida Rural Area of Opportunity (RAO) region.  These counties include:  Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor and Union.


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News and Press Releases

March 7, 2024
Governor DeSantis Awards More Than $66 Million to Hurricane Idalia Impacted Communities

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the award of more than $66 million to communities impacted by Hurricane Idalia. This award includes more than $9.2 million to the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners, Madison County, and Big Bend Technical College through the Florida Job Growth Grant
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March 6, 2024
AgroLiquid Announces Plans for New Production Facility in Lake City, Florida

AgroLiquid announces the upcoming construction of a new 48,355-square-foot production facility in Lake City, Florida. This strategic decision reflects AgroLiquid's unwavering commitment to prosper the farmer, by providing liquid fertilizers closer to our customers through faster and more efficient
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August 9, 2023
ClearSky Health to Build New Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Lake City, Florida

ClearSky Health, a premier rehabilitative healthcare provider, today announced plans to build a new 36-bed medical rehabilitation hospital in Lake City, Fla.
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July 24, 2023
Baker County Development Commission Announces a Public Private Partnership with Plant Agricultural Systems

The Baker County Development Commission announced today that a Public Private Partnership with Plant Agricultural Systems (PLANT-AS) is moving forward in Baker County, FL. On April 4, the Board of County Commissioners approved an inducement and development agreement with the company.
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