Hamilton County is a rural area, rich in history, and loaded with real Southern charm.
Perfectly located at Florida’s primary northern entryway of I-75 and I-10.
We are about more than location and logistics. Hamilton County is about people. For generations, our community has attracted tourists to our pristine springs, rivers and rich natural beauty. Just as we welcome visitors to the banks of our rivers and to the front porches of our homes, the Hamilton County Development Authority is here to welcome your business and industry investment
Hamilton County’s location provides perfect positioning for a range of industries. We are welcoming of businesses of all sizes because we understand that a healthy and holistic economy provides opportunities from the upcoming entrepreneur to the family farmer, from the international phosphate mining company to the celebrity chef looking to give back to his hometown. And just as they have found success in our hometown, you can too. Below are just some of the many reasons Florida’s Front Porch can work for you.
Hamilton County is home to the first three exits in Florida on Interstate 75, near the I-10 corridor, connecting these two primary interstates is a key axis point from the Port of Miami in the South to JaxPort in Jacksonville to the east. This logistical crossroads offers companies a real-time solution to market distribution.
Distance to Major Markets
|Jacksonville/JaxPort||90 miles||90 minutes|
|Tallahassee/Tallahassee International Airport||96 miles||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Orlando||192 miles||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Port of Tampa||200 miles||3 hours|
|Port of Savannah||200 miles||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport||250 miles||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Port Pensacola||280 miles||4 hours|
|Mobile||325 miles||4 hours 40 minutes|
Key Transportation & Freight Facilities*
|Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)||I-75|
|SIS Airports||Jacksonville International Airport (JIA)|
|Non SIS State Highways||US 41, US 129, SR 6, SR 25, SR 136, SR 143|
|General Aviation Airports||Lake City Gateway Airport (KLCQ)|
Top Private Employers – 30 Minute Radius
|White Springs Agricultural Chemicals||500-999|
|Lowe’s Distribution Center||500-999|
Source: JobsEQ, updated July 2019
- Lake City Gateway Airport (KLCQ) has an 8,003-foot runway which can accommodate nearly any aircraft. The airport has undergone several recent improvements, including an extended taxiway, a new tower and administration building and facility improvements.
- The Tallahassee International Airport offers a primary commercial carrier in Delta, and is a significant carrier of freight in the region with FedEx and DHL.
- Jacksonville International Airport, just 75 miles away, is served by 15 major and regional airlines that offer 250 daily flights to and from most major cities in the country and is an international gateway.
Membership Level: Platinum Business (100+ employees)
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