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Don't miss this seminar

Representative Ramon Alexander will be hosting a Regional Leadership Seminar for Pastors & Ministers Breakfast & Brunch on Monday, October 8th from 8:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Quincy Recreation Center in Quincy, Florida.

Register today

See Gadsden County's profile in 850 Magazine

The county is prominently featured in 850 Business Magazine's Fall issue. 

Check out the profile here.

Take part in CareerSource Capital Region meetings

CareerSource Capital Region’s sector round discussions offer a vibrant setting where industry intelligence, trends, issues, best practices, and talent needs are shared.  This, in turn, will help create viable solutions for both current and future regional workforce challenges in specific industries.

CareerSource Capital Region has two industry sector round sessions scheduled for in-demand occupations: 

Manufacturing & Construction Sector Round
October 30, 2018, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Information Technology & Professional Services Sector Round
November 8, 2018, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To request more information or to register for the sessions email or call (850) 617- 4605.

Also, please remember a Talent Innovation Summit is taking place on October 17th. CareerSource Capital Region’s 2nd annual summit will feature experts who will discuss trends and issues surrounding employers’ needs for skilled talent.

Register to attend today!

Another important meeting

Don't forget this year's Rural Economic Development Summit. Here are the details:

Retooling Florida's Rural Workforce
October 24–26, 2018
2018 Rural Economic Development Summit
Orlando, FL

Get more details

GCDC promotes the county in Expansion Solutions Magazine

GCDC’s partnership with creates a unique platform to reach companies who are expanding and are considering a southeast US location.

Expansion Solution’s Lead Generation program connects with companies in the targeted sectors of Food & Fiber, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics. Regional distribution companies are a particularly good fit for Gadsden County.

Check out the ads we placed this spring and summer promoting the Freight Logistics Zone, transportation assets, and regional talent. Select an individual ad for a closer look.

Rural Infrastructure Fund Grants still available

Florida's Rural Infrastructure Fund still has $2,081,057 of unobligated funds remaining for this fiscal year.

The purpose of the Rural Infrastructure Fund Grant is to facilitate the planning, preparing, and financing of traditional economic development or nature-based tourism infrastructure projects that encourage job creation and capital investment in rural communities.

The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) may award up to 40 percent of total costs for catalyst site projects, and no more than 30 percent of total costs for projects in rural counties that are not located on designated catalyst sites. The three types of grants available under the program are as follows:
  1. Total Project Participation Grants - Up to 30 percent of the total infrastructure project costs related to specific job-creating opportunities; and up to 40 percent of the total infrastructure project costs related to specific job-creating opportunities for projects located on a designated catalyst site.
  2. Infrastructure Feasibility Grants - Funding for infrastructure feasibility studies, design, and engineering or other planning and preparation activities that will help facilitate the location or expansion of specific job-creating opportunities. Grant awards are dependent on the number of jobs a business commits to create; and project location.
    • $50,000 (max.) for projects creating at least 100 jobs
    • $150,000 (max.) for projects creating at least 300 jobs
    • $300,000 (max.) for projects in a Rural Area of Opportunity (RAO)
  3. Preclearance Review Grants - This grant is used to help local governments access resources available pursuant to section 403.973(18), Florida Statutes, (Expedited permitting; comprehensive plan amendments). Grants may be used for surveys, feasibility studies and other activities related to the identification and preclearance review of land use modifications. Available funding and the required match is dependent on the location of the project and the degree to which administrative and consultant expenses are minimized.
    • $75,000 (max.) with a 50 percent local match
    • $300,000 (max.) with a 33 percent local match for activities in a RAO.
Important Note: Feasibility Grants may be used in conjunction with Total Project Participation Grants. The total of both grants may not exceed 30 percent, or 40 percent for catalyst site projects, of the total project cost. Grant funds may not be used to cover administrative costs.

For more information, application, or assistance with an application, please contact Sean Lewis at or (850) 717-8428.

Your new home awaits

Gadsden County always has available properties just waiting for a new occupant. Check out this warehouse/manufacturing facility for sale at 1712 Florida Ave in Quincy, FL.

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Gadsden County is home to global distributors and manufacturers that depend on the county’s positive business climate and vast transportation network to serve their customers. The region’s unsurpassed quality of life and mild climate allow residents and visitors to do something original most every day.

Our team is here to help you discover all of the benefits of the region and find a location that best fits your business.

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