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Alachua County Manager's Office

The County provides an environment that encourages mutual respect, open communication and sharing of ideas in the decision-making process. This process includes partnerships with public and private organizations, neighborhoods and employees of Alachua County. Alachua County Government works with the community to effectively plan for growth, with the goal to balance environmental, social and community development needs.

Alachua County Department of Growth Management

The Department of Growth Management is responsible for Planning and Development Services within the unincorporated area of the county. They prepare, update, and implement the county's Comprehensive Plan, Housing Programs, and Economic Development, while ensuring adherence to Building Codes and to Land Development regulations.

CADE Museum Foundation

The CADE Museum will be an important provider of resources to elementary and secondary grade levels locally and beyond to help todays students become accomplished multi-taskers at an early age through a free-choice learning environment that will keep students motivated and engaged.


CareerSourceNCFL is a community partnership in Alachua & Bradford Counties that is part of the Employ Florida network. Employ Florida is the statewide web site where employers can post their job openings and job seekers can find employment opportunities.

City of Gainesville - Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division works to nurture and grow local enterprises, expand and diversify the existing economic base, and attract new business entities to the community.

Energent Ventures

Energent Ventures, LLC invests in promising companies that positively impact people, society, and the environment in a significant, sustainable manner by providing proof of concept capital and business advisory support.

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Whether you are looking for business information relevant to our community, economic development, technology industry or workforce, you can easily find it through the cooperative efforts of the Chamber.

Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN)

GAIN's mission is to encourage technology enterprises to start up snf develop in the Gainesville area by providing them with support through networking and educational opportunities.

Gainesville Council for Economic Outreach

GCEO is the designated economic development entity for all of Alachua County. Their goal is to assist existing businesses through expansion, to help grow new companies in our community and to attract new opportunities to Alachua County.

Gainesville HackerHouse

HackerHouse is more than just an idea. Each year is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of over 32 viable startups. Successful early stage investing requires spreading capital over several companies and the HackerHouse is the entity that can get you access to a large number of viable startups.

Gainesville Hackerspace

Come work on your projects at Gainesville Hackerspace! If you have a project you'd like to work on in the company of others, bring it on down. We have tools, know-how, and lots of people who would love to participate. If you're wondering how to start a project that you've had in mind for a while, come discuss it with us! Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7 pm.

Innovation Gainesville

Gainesville is the place where people are changing the world by making cool things happen. Every day, people in Gainesville are creating products that make the world a better place. Gainesville was named the Top Tech City in Florida and is a national hub for green and health technologies.

We are home to one of the nation's leading research universities, the University of Florida, as well as one of the nation's premier healthcare systems. Our obsession with innovation is raising the standard of living, creating jobs in our community and changing the lives of people around the world.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE is considered the "Counselors to America's Small Business". They are America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and provide a public service to America by offering free small business training.

Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator

Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator is the most experienced, customized, and fully resourced bioscience incubation program in the U.S. They offer a uniquely efficient model for saving time and cost in commercializing innovation.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Small Business Development Centers assist thousands of potential and existing business owners by providing management advice, training and information to help business owners make sound decisions and to assist potential owners in getting started on the right foot.

University of Florida - Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The CEI provides students the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations in the start-up, social, and corporate venture arenas through courses, degree programs, and complementary activities such as speakers and workshops.

University of Florida - Office for Technology Licensing

The OTL at the University of Florida works with inventors to facilitate the transfer of technologies created at UF to the commercial sector for public benefit. They assist employees who feel they have something new and useful, that is potentially patentable or copyrightable.