Columbia County, Florida

Economic Development Department

Located in north central Florida, Columbia County is ready to welcome your business with plenty of available space and an extraordinary network of federal and interstate highways and railroads that offer unparalleled logistical options for businesses of all kinds.

Columbia County offers convenient access by road and rail to almost 20 million consumers in Florida alone and a total of sixty million within a one-day truck drive. With its proximity to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and Port Tampa Bay, Columbia County products can be on their way to worldwide markets in just three hours.

Manufacturing, food and beverage production, and distribution centers will find Columbia County particularly ideal with abundant and affordable utilities and other resources close by. These and other businesses will have no trouble finding the workers they need with a labor force of more than 800,000 within an hour’s drive and access to customized training, recruitment, and other services though Career Source Florida Crown.

With two international airports nearby and one of the region’s largest airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service facilities at Lake City Gateway Airport in between, there’s plenty of opportunity for aviation businesses.

The County’s location at the intersection of interstates 10 and 75 – two of the three interstates coming into the state – has made this area Florida’s Gateway for tourists traveling to Osceola National Forest, the Everglades, and those looking for livelier destinations in Tampa, Fort Meyers and Orlando. More than 90,000 vehicles travel these interstates each day ensuring a steady stream of customers for retailers, restaurants, breweries, hotels and other tourism and consumer-based businesses.

Click on the links below, and spend some time in Columbia County, Florida today. Once you see everything Columbia County has to offer, we’re sure you’ll want to stay.