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15 Top Employers + Economic Profile

15 Top Employers + Economic Profile

1: University of Florida

W University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 392-3261 |
Founded in 1905, The University of Florida is the flagship university in the state of Florida. On its way to becoming a preeminent university, UF was ranked No. 14 among national public universities in U.S. News and World Report’s Top Public School list for 2017. The university serves 52,000 students and employs over 27,000 staff members.

2: UF Health
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 733-0111  |
Not only does UF Health have countless hospitals in the Greater Gainesville region, but it also has locations in Jacksonville. UF Health covers everything from women’s health to dermatology to psychology and geriatrics. In 2016, UF Health handled over 200,000 emergency room visits and over one million outpatient visits. The health system’s hospitals manage 1,691 beds and are at the forefront of medical research.

3: Alachua County School Board
620 E University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 955-7300 |
The Alachua County School Board is responsible for 22 elementary schools, nine middle schools, seven high schools and eight learning centers. In 2015, the county as a whole received an A rating from the Florida Department of Education. Also in 2015, the SAT scores in Alachua County averaged 1620, higher than the national average and the highest average in the state of Florida.

4: Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608-1197
(352) 376-1611  |
The Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center is a veterans’ care facility and teaching hospital, providing a variety of specialty services. The center’s skilled patient care is combined with cutting-edge technology and research. The Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center is also connected both physically and functionally to the University of Florida.

5: City of Gainesville
200 E University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-5000  |
The City of Gainesville employees work hard to make a difference in the community. They run the local government operations and frequently collaborate with the other cities in Greater Gainesville in order to build a better community for Alachua County as a whole. To their employees, the City of Gainesville offers tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness centers, interest-free loans for purchase of fitness equipment and on-site medical staff.

6: Publix Supermarkets
12 Locations in Gainesville
(800) 242-1227  |
Publix Supermarkets are the defining grocery stores in the Greater Gainesville area. The chain currently has 1,077 stores and brought in $28.9 million in sales last year. For its student employees, the company offers tuition reimbursement for a variety of classes and majors. It also offers company stock and 401(k) matching for all Publix employees.

7: North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 333-4360  |
Founded in 1974, North Florida Regional Medical Center has grown from a small collaboration of doctors operating one, 150-bed facility to one of the premier hospitals in the state of Florida. They offer medical services for everything from primary care to specialized cancer centers and cutting-edge robotic surgery.

8: Gator Dining Services
114 Rec Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-2491  |
Gator Dining Services runs more than 45 restaurants on and around the University of Florida campus, including Subway, Papa John’s, Wing Zone, Panda Express, Chick-fil-A, Pollo Tropical, Einstein Bros Bagels, Starbucks and Moe’s Southwest Grill. The Dining Services offer a number of meal plans for UF students and pride themselves on their plentiful vegan options.

9: Nationwide Insurance Company
3300 SW Williston Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 377-8500  |
In its 85 years of business, Nationwide Insurance has become one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. Starting in March of 2016, the Nationwide office in Gainesville began hiring hundreds more employees in the area to expand their services and replace employees who have retired.

10: Wal-Mart Stores
3 Locations in Gainesville
(800) 925-6278  |
There are three Wal-Mart locations in Gainesville, and two of them are supercenters. The city also hosts a Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The retail stores employ 910 people in the Gainesville area and also house nail salons, Subways and vision centers, in addition to a variety of goods.

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11: Alachua County
201 E University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 491-4423  |
With a 2010 U.S. Census population of 247,336 Alachua County is home for seven municipalities and towns, the City of Gainesville being the county seat. It also contains 15 unincorporated communities.

12: Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83 St.
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 395-5000  |
Santa Fe College was named the No.1 community college in the nation by the Aspen Institute in 2015. Santa Fe’s Teaching Zoo is the only nationally accredited zoo on a college campus. The teaching zoo attracts nearly 30,000 a year and accompanies the Santa Fe zoology program.

13: Wal-Mart Distribution Center
18815 NW 115 Ave., Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 418-5900  |
Wal-Mart ships to over 200 million customers and relies on their massive distribution centers to supply thousands of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs locations. Wal-Mart has 160 distribution centers nationwide, and their location in Alachua employs 520 people.

14: RTI Surgical
11621 Research Cir.
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 418-8888  |
A leading global surgical implant company, RTI Surgical’s headquarters are in Alachua, Florida. They also have locations across the United States from Michigan to Texas. The company provides surgeons and patients with an array of surgical implants, and is committed to advancing science, safety and innovation.

15: Dollar General Distribution Center
12000 NW 173rd St.
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 418-5000  |
The Dollar General Distribution Center helps to supply the over 13,000 Dollar General stores across the entire world. The company values friendship and teamwork and offers plenty of mobility and opportunities for their employees, according to its website.

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