Two words can sum up the business climate of Greater Gainesville: collaboration and leadership. The area companies, schools of higher learning, and local officials diligently work to develop a healthy business climate. The Gainesville Chamber’s preeminent mission is to make the area a global hub for talent, innovation and opportunity. Major business sectors in Greater Gainesville include advanced manufacturing, education, healthcare, life sciences, IT, logistics, technology and agriculture.

Led by incubators like the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator and the Innovation Hub, Greater Gainesville has evolved into a region fueled by entrepreneurial drive.

Today, companies such as Applied Genetic Technologies Corp., Novabone, Axogen and RTI Surgical are flourishing. Another local biotech company making waves is Exactech, which employs 475 people and has averaged close to 19 percent growth since 2015.

Greater Gainesville not only helps startups flourish, but it is also a viable option for companies that want to relocate. The region draws businesses with its available and affordable land, organized municipalities and elements of cooperation, innovation, focus, growth mind-set, vision and its highly educated workforce.

When choosing a home for startups, or the relocation of business, Greater Gainesville presents the opportunity to make an impact on a community altruistically. Business leaders shape the local economy by helping develop policy and encouraging smart growth.

Business is a part of the Greater Gainesville story that has only begun to crest the threshold of opportunity and innovation. There is a place at the table for new businesses and a welcoming network waiting to help your business succeed.




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