Business Climate

Gadsden County is a community planning for the future. The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is working with the municipalities to form new industrial and technological parks.

Approximately twenty square miles of Gadsden County are contained in State Enterprise Zone. These geographical areas offer benefits for businesses within its boundaries. Several business parks are located in Enterprise Zones, including the Gretna Industrial Business Park, the Quincy Industrial Business Park, the Quincy Interstate Business Park, and the Gadsden 10/90 Commerce Park.

The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce maintains an inventory of available buildings and industrial sites. Local developers will build to suit with attractive lease or purchase options.

Gadsden County's location is a key factor in its attractiveness to businesses. It is centrally located for a tri-state market - Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Interstate 10, U.S. 90 and U.S. 27 bisect the County. Gadsden also sits near three major deep-water ports - Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Panama City.

CSX Railroad provides rail service throughout the County with sidetrack service to our industrial parks. Air transportation is serviced by the Quincy-Gadsden County Airport, which has a 3,800-foot paved and lighted runway. Complete fuel and maintenance services are available as well as hanger space. The Tallahassee Municipal Airport, which is approximately thirty minutes away, has freight and passenger service available.

The cost savings for businesses include a low cost of living, and because of our reasonable cost of living factors, employees can offer lower wages. There are no impact fees, and low initial start up cost of land and buildings. Gadsden County is near two major universities (Florida state University and Florida A&M University) as well as several community colleges and vocational/technical institutions.

Gadsden County has an abundance of dedicated and available workforce. New training programs are being formed by the Gadsden County School District. Through our vocational technical school, we are implementing training programs to position our work force for the 21st century. These programs are designed to be flexible so that they can be tailored to fit a business or industry's needs.

Major private sector businesses have already found Gadsden County to be an ideal location for their industry. Some of these include: Coastal Lumber Company, The Printing House, Talquin Electric Cooperative, Quincy Joist, BASF, T Formation, Super-Valu, Tri-Eagle Sales, and CDS Manufacturing.

Gadsden County's business climate is conducive to success by our industries which produce or distribute products as diverse as lumber and plywood, Fullers Earth, tomatoes, ornamental plants, printing and paper products.

Anyone interested in information concerning business activity or possible sites for locating a business should contact the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce via email at or call (850) 627-9231.