Start & Locate a Business


​​​Why Alachua County?

  • Alachua County has a lot to offer new and existing businesses, from highly educated employees to an easily accessible transportation network. Visit the data center of The Council for Economic Outreach to learn more about our business friendly community.

Choosing a Business Location

  • The Alachua County Department of Growth Management, in partnership with the local community, has strived to create land use policies that help businesses locate near major transportation and employment hubs (Activity Centers). Recently the department has spearheaded policies that allow Traditional Neighborhood Developments and Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) by right in many land use categories. TNDs and TOD's are mixed use communities, often along multi-modal transit lines, allowing employees to live within minutes of their work.
  • Any business must be located not only for the target audience, but in the appropriate zoning district.
    See the Use Table in the Unified Land Development Code to determine what zoning district(s) are necessary for your type of business