About Hamilton County
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.
Come see how Hamilton County can work for you.
Hamilton County sits just north of the I-10/I-75 east/west interchange. Connecting these two primary interstates offers easy access to ports, rail and air – guaranteeing your company’s product can be delivered quickly and easily.
Speed to Market
We know that speed to market is essential. In Hamilton County, you will be welcomed by business-friendly leadership where we can complete permitting in a little as 45 days. Our sites are ready to be developed and provide access to major transportation corridors.
Sunshine & Low Taxes
Business dollars go a lot farther in Hamilton County given the state’s tax advantages, tax exemptions, no state personal income tax and our community’s low cost of living. Thrive in our low-tax environment while employees enjoy the benefit of no personal income tax.
Florida is good at a lot of things – theme parks, sunshine, great quality of life and low taxes. Hamilton County has its own special brand – hospitality, rich natural resources and our targeted industries of agriculture, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing as well as cultural and creative. Learn about our industries and discover how Hamilton County can welcome your business to our front porch.
Sowing the seeds of success.
Home to 72,000 acres of farmland with a value of more than $45 million, agriculture is the fabric of our economy. With a rich agrarian history and a storied landscape dotted with century pioneer farms, Hamilton County is a prime location for agriculture and food manufacturing/processing industries.
Connecting companies to customers.
Centrally located along major transportation routes and within a four-hour drive to cities such as Atlanta, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Orlando, Tampa and Savannah offers companies a competitive edge in a low-cost market.
Room to grow.
Hamilton County with its business-friendly climate and available sites with easy interstate access provides manufacturing companies with the ability to grow bigger and be bolder without the burden of encroachment or long permitting delays.
Designing, doing, starting and making.
Hamilton County has a vibrant cultural life with a creative economy that generates income, jobs and tax revenues. We support and encourage the innovators, designers and makers who improve our quality of life and position Hamilton County as a creative, natural and cultural destination.
What’s happening in Hamilton County
Tuesday, Hamilton County Development Authority welcomed Chef Art Smith with a celebratory reception where Board Members presented Chef Art Smith with keys, turning the building and property over to him as he prepares to begin renovations. The building, a 55 thousand...read more
Today, the Hamilton County Development Authority (HCDA) announced that Cheek & Scott Drugs, Inc. of Live Oak has opened its doors in Hamilton County. The family-owned pharmacy employs the six staff members and offers prescription fulfillment, medical devices as well...read more
Today, the Hamilton County Development Authority (HCDA) announced the pilot program of a Commercial Beautification Micro-Grant Program aimed at improving the visual appearance of businesses in Hamilton County. The micro-grant program will provide matching funds to...read more
Today, the Hamilton County Development Authority (HCDA) announced that Swift Straw of Atlanta, Georgia will open its first Florida location in Jasper. Swift Straw, an agriculture-based business, will occupy the former ESP window factory warehouse providing needed...read more
Ready to get started?
Welcoming businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs and visitors to our front porch in Hamilton County with hospitality, opportunity, low taxes and southern charm is all in a day’s work. Contact us and Come see how Hamilton County can work for you.
Let me help you and your business. Call me today.
Susan Ramsey, Executive Director