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.

Hamilton County’s Elected Leadership Help Create a Business-Friendly Climate
The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners are supportive of the economic development efforts of the Hamilton County Development Authority. Working hand-in-hand, they can help you locate or expand your business in Florida’s Front Porch community.

Distance to Major Markets

Location Distance Drive Time
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*

Type Available
Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) I-75
SIS Railroads CSX
SIS Airports Jacksonville International Airport (JIA)
Seaports JAXPORT
Non SIS State Highways US 41, US 129, SR 6, SR 25, SR 136, SR 143
General Aviation Airports Lake City Gateway Airport (KLCQ)

Source: Florida Department of Transportation

Top Private Employers – 30 Minute Radius

Company  Employment
White Springs Agricultural Chemicals  500-999
Lowe’s Distribution Center  500-999
Pilgrim’s  500-999
PCS Phosphate  250-499

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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Jasper, FL 32052 

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