Columbia County Florida is well-positioned to provide rural living with urban access. Long known as the Gateway to Florida, Columbia County offers direct access to Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System.
This Intermodal System includes easy access to: Interstates 10 and 75 along with US Highways 90, 41, 441 and State Road 100. The county also has access to two Class 1 railroads owned by CSX and Norfolk Southern, and a local municipal airport with an 8,000 foot runway.
Add in the close proximity to JaxPort, Interstates 95 and 295, Jacksonville International Airport and Gainesville Regional Airport and all the tools are in place to provide the movements of goods to the end consumer not only in Florida but also a great portion of the eastern United States.
Columbia County knows the importance of connectivity. The community not only understands how important it is to partner with others in logistics and distribution but has a long success of connectivity in healthcare, education, government and quality of life. Our natural amenities are treasured and utilized by the surrounding urban areas while residents of Columbia County enjoy the easy access to arts, college and professional sports, beaches on both coasts and many other attractions all within a 40 to 90 minute drive from our area.
Columbia County is your best choice for business. Local companies like Hunter Panels, New Millennium Building Products, US Cold Storage and Target Distribution Center have made the discovery. Your company will discover that Columbia County is the perfect location for moving freight efficiently between trains and trucks to destination points in all directions.
Whether starting a new business, looking to expand an existing business or considering relocating a business, entrepreneurs searching for information that will support their business needs can visit the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (FHTCC) Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center (www.flvec.com). Created as a robust and easy-touse one-stop online resource, this Web portal is maintained by FHTCC in partnership with local economic development organizations. Updated regularly with new information, the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center (FLVEC) catalogs local, regional, state and global resources for starting and growing a business.
Radio Interview With Jesse Quillen
"Economic Growth Possible East & West In Columbia County"
United States Cold Storage received tax exemption on $15.2 million of facility improvements as the company plans to expand its business in Columbia County. The agreement was finalized at Thursday’s county commission meeting.
Plum Creek and The Rockefeller Group to Pursue Development
of 4,722 Acres in the Southeastern U.S.
Florida ranked fourth among the nation’s top exporting states in 2011...
"Plum Creek is proud to work in partnership with the Columbia County Economic Development Department to help create a catalyst site for economic development in North Central Florida.
The CCFLEDD has a vision for our Columbia County holdings that has the potential to provide significant jobs, economic diversity and a host of other opportunities for the entire North Central Florida region.
In summary, the Columbia County Economic Development Department and Plum Creek partnership is focused on growing valuable opportunities from exceptional resources to benefit our community for many years to come."