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North Florida Economic Development Partnership
Business Growth is in Our Nature

Welcome to Welcome to North Florida

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, June 7, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Gov. Charley E. Johns Conference Center
1610 North Temple Avenue
Starke, FL 32091

The meeting agenda includes important business items related to economic development activities in our region. During the meeting, we will discuss the 2024-2025 contract with the Florida Institute of Government, receive an overview of the state of the NFEDP and its website, and hear updates on recent projects in the region, among other things. Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 31, 2024. 

We would like to express our special thanks to Capital City Bank for their generous sponsorship!

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

May 1, 2024
Wave Armor Breaks Ground in Suwannee County

It is the beginning of a new era in Suwannee County Economic Development as we hosted the much-anticipated groundbreaking ceremony for Wave Armor (formerly known as Project Wave).
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April 23, 2024
NFEDP Director Jeff Hendry Named Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year

Jeff Hendry, Director for the Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University and Executive Director of the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) received the distinguished Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year award.
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April 23, 2024
Baker County Selected for Rural Deal of the Year

Baker County’s Plant Agricultural Systems (AS) project was selected as the Rural Deal of the Year by the Florida Economic Development Council at its 2024 Annual Conference held April 15-17, 2024, held at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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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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