What can the CIED provide?

Whether you need specialized training to reach your career goals, represent a business needing cutting-edge training for your employees, or are an entrepreneur seeking business support, SF's Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) is here to meet your needs.

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The Mission of the CIED

"To foster innovation and economic development by adding value and providing enrichment to individuals and organizations within our business community."

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CIED News...

Cautious optimism for GTEC housing, business project —
The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency has had to address skepticism from east Gainesville residents who feel disenfranchised by years of false promises about sharing in the area's prosperity as the agency moves forward with plans for a housing development and business park in its Eastside district.

Ideas are still flowing for GTEC —
The nearly 30 residents attending the GTEC workshop last Thursday offered ideas for names to capture the area's identity and the types of retail businesses needed.

Artist Turbado exhibits his works —
Turbado Marabou will share his new and old works of art during “One Path, Many Crossroads,” a month-long exhibit at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development.

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Alachua County is the ecosystem of innovation: place, talent and creativity. Nurturing innovation and fostering success. Growing entrepreneurs and startup companies. Welcome to living, learning, working, playing, creating, and—most importantly—thriving in our community.