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Small Businesses, Big Opportunity

North Florida is a great community for starting a business – where your ideas can grow in a friendly community that champions our local entrepreneurs. With a friendly tax code and low cost of living, the region has immeasurable opportunities for economic growth. Throughout the educational system, there are tools and resources for young people interested in an entrepreneurial lifestyle, ranging from high school business programs to university business incubators. Whether you’re a new business owner or just looking to grow your existing company, North Florida has initiatives that will make your business aspirations a reality.

100,000+ People Employed in the Region North Florida Economic Development Partnerships, 2021
99.8% of Florida Businesses are Small Businesses Florida Small Business Economic Profile, 2021
40% of Florida Employees Work for Small Businesses Source