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Business Growth is in Our Nature

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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

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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July 6, 2023
Saint-Gobain Announces $235 Million Expansion of its Certainteed Gypsum Facility in Palatka, Florida

Saint-Gobain North America, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed Interior Products Group, today announced plans to invest $235 million over the next two years to expand its CertainTeed gypsum manufacturing facility in Palatka, Florida, more than doubling the production capacity of
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January 19, 2023
West Frasier Lay-off Job Fair - January 26, 2023

We know this is a tough time. Multiple employers in the area have come together to stage a Job Fair to get you back to work fast.
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