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
Hamilton County Development Authority Executive Director Awarded Recognition as a Certified District Manager
Susan Ramsey the executive director of the Hamilton County Development Authority (HCDA) was conferred as a Certified District Manager by the Florida Association of Special Districts (FASD) and the Florida Center for Public Management.read more
Watch an interview with Commissioner Beth Burnam, Hamilton County's first female commissioner with Susan Ramsey, executive director of the Hamilton County Development Authority. Together they discuss the beauty and bottom-line advantage of doing business in Florida's...read more
Watch the video to see how Preferred Rental has successfully grown from a $4.5 million business to an almost $13 million business in two years after making a home in Hamilton County. Preferred Rental The HCDA is proud to work with businesses looking to locate or grow...read more
Wood processing facility to create 45 initial jobs and more than $7 million in capital investment JASPER, FL – Today, the Hamilton County Development Authority (HCDA) announced the sale of a 44-acre HCDA-owned parcel in the Genoa Industrial Park to Southland Wood...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