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White House Names Alachua and Bradford Counties among 20 New TechHire Communities

Posted on December 8, 2016

The White House has announced Alachua and Bradford Counties—both located in Florida’s Greater Gainesville region—together as one of the nation’s latest TechHire communities. Greater Gainesville joins a network of 70 TechHire communities across the country receiving support to “bring new jobs to local economies, facilitate business growth, and give local residents a pathway into the middle class,” according to…

Delegation Travels to New York City to tell the Story of Talent, Innovation and Opportunity in Greater Gainesville

Posted on December 8, 2016

On Dec. 4-6, over the course of 48 hours, a team of business leaders – including Liam McClay, Assistant to the President for Innovation & Governmental Affairs at Santa Fe College; Lee Niblock, Alachua County Manager; Ryan Loftus, Senior Engineering Manager at Exactech; and Andy Hopson, Executive Director of The Agency – and a group…

New $138 Million Nanotherapeutics Facility Opens in City of Alachua

Posted on December 7, 2016

On Dec. 7, officials from the United States Department of Defense as well as local elected officials and business leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting for Nanotherapeutics’ new facility in the City of Alachua. The new facility was designed specifically to incorporate technological advances in disposable manufacturing equipment and provide a multi-product capability that reduces both…

Duke Energy Named One of 50 Best Companies for Diversity by Black Enterprise

Posted on December 1, 2016

Duke Energy has been recognized as a company that values the link between diversity, employee engagement and business outcomes. Black Enterprise Magazine surveyed the top 1,000 publicly traded companies with regard to diversity in four areas: employee base, senior management, board of directors and procurement. “At Duke Energy, we believe diversity and inclusion makes us…

Gainesville Area Chamber Recruits 51 New Members

Posted on November 30, 2016

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce signed up 51 new members between Oct. 31 and Nov. 10. New member companies include: Bounds Heating & Air Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk A+ Air Conditioning Air Ducks Heating & Air Paul West Used Cars Superglass Windshield Repair Kirsikka Jewelry Nextower LLC Union Home Mortgage Arnold Insurance LLC Tommy…

Congratulations to our 2016 Business Awards Winners

Posted on November 16, 2016

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor SunTrust last week announced the winners of the 2016 Business Awards. The Chamber annually honors businesses for their role in helping our region advance toward a vision of Greater Gainesville as the global hub of talent, innovation, and opportunity. To be considered for a Business Award,…

City Manager Announces Selection of Community Redevelopment Agency Director

Posted on November 4, 2016

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that Brian Scarborough, co-owner of Scarborough Insurance, will lead the Putting Children First Infrastructure Investment Initiative (i3). As chair of the steering committee, Scarborough will lead an 11-member committee, which will represent a diverse group of stakeholders including the African American Accountability Alliance, the Alachua County Chapter of the…

City of Gainesville Public Meetings

Posted on November 3, 2016

Keep up to date on the latest City of Gainesville Public Meetings. More information at the City of Gainesville’s Meeting Notices page.

Alachua County Public Meetings

Posted on November 3, 2016

Keep up to date on the latest Alachua County Public Meetings. More information at

Merieux NutriSciences’ Food Testing Center to Relocate Near University of Florida

Posted on November 3, 2016

Merieux NutriSciences is in the beginning states of relocating its food testing facility from southwest Gainesville to GTEC, located in East Gainesville near Depot park. Read more at Food Safety Magazine….

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