So you are starting your business making foobars and whatnot, but the thought of doing business abroad simply terrifies you. Lucky for you, manufacturing in the US of A is making a comeback.
A report by Fortune 500 companies suggests that American small towns are all the rage these days. Inside the report, it is said that Alachua is one of the up and coming areas that are attracting businesses that you should consider.
Here are four reasons why:
Alachua is located deep inland, in a county that is inland inside Florida. You don’t see this place getting hit by typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and other natural disasters so soon and so often. If you want a business that needs some geographical stability like data centers, droid manufacturing, or even silicon chip making – Alachua is the place for you.
Alachua has access to both I-75 and US-441. Aside from the interstates running through it, you have a CSX rail line. In fact,the city of Alachua was built in the 1884 on a railroad line.
If that still seems inaccessible to you, Alachua is also a stone throw away from the port of Jacksonville.
Getting your equipment and materials in and your products shipped has never been so easier!
Having the good old UF, or the University of Florida (if you prefer), in Alachua makes for a good stream of educated workers ready to make you the next billionaire manufacturing tycoon. UF has been ranked 9th best university in the country, with its biological engineering course at 3rd best in the country.
There is also the Sta. Fe College which is the 6th in our country to dole out Associate Arts degrees.
You will never run out of smart young people to hire for your up and coming business efforts.
4. Low Cost of Doing Business
Reading the first three reasons seem to have me packing my business documents and capital investment in a suitcase for a flight to Alachua already.
As if these reasons weren’t enough, Alachua is also ranked 12th lowest in terms of doing business for a year by a corporate site selection company researching for Fortune 500 companies. It is a close competitor to New Mexico who clocks in with the lowest operational costs per annum. You will never have it as good!
It probably helps that Gov. Rick Scott did away with taxes for sales on manufacturing equipment and the taxes for recruiting workers! Now you can buy your equipment for churning out those foobars and whatnots, AND start onboarding those UF and Sta. Fe graduates at a much lower cost!
So what are you waiting for? Alachua is ripe for the taking!