By Anne Cosgrove, Business Facilities Magazine: From the September/October 2022 Issue
To meet the needs of a growing global population with efficient operations, agribusiness firms look for locations with ready resources.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a February 2022 report, stated: “Agriculture, food, and related industries contributed $1.055 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, a 5.0% share. The output of America’s farms contributed $134.7 billion of this sum—about 0.6% of GDP. The overall contribution of agriculture to GDP is larger than 0.6% because sectors related to agriculture rely on agricultural inputs in order to contribute added value to the economy. Sectors related to agriculture include: food and beverage manufacturing; food and beverage stores; food service and eating and drinking places; textiles, apparel, and leather products; and forestry and fishing.”
Hamilton County: Florida’s Front Porch
Hamilton County is a rural area, rich in history, and loaded with Southern charm, ideally located at Florida’s primary northern entryway of I-75 and I-10. But this north central Florida region is about more than location and logistics. Hamilton County is about people. For generations, the community has attracted tourists to its pristine springs, rivers, and rich natural beauty.