ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- Alachua County and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce held the Alachua County Business Forum on Thursday, May 19, 2016. This forum is a public-private partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Updates were presented on economic development initiatives that improve the climate for starting and growing businesses in the County.
Panelist consisted of:
Rory P. Causseaux, CEO with CHW
General Economy Overview
Dr. David Denslow Jr., Retired Research Economist for the UF Bureau of Economic and Business and UF Professor
Private Sector/Manufacturing Panelist
Ryan Loftus, Chair of the Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council and Senior Engineering Manager with Exactech Inc.
The County and the Chamber of Commerce solicited feedback from citizens on the current initiatives, and are seeking ideas on how to promote economic diversification.
Gainesville Sun Article:
Optimism and issues at Alachua County business forum
By Anthony Clark, Business editor
Alachua County Growth Action Plan Link