Jefferson County Economic Development

Where Florida's Legacy
Meets The Future

Doing business in Jefferson County, FL, Jefferson County, FL
Commerce in Jefferson County, FL, Jefferson County, FL

Commerce: Doing Business in Jefferson County Florida

If providing businesses and consumers with goods and products is your business, you should consider Jefferson County’s ample, affordable opportunities. Whether you are a large distributor, transportation or logistics company, warehouse or processing business, Jefferson County can serve your industry well.

We have excellent interstate access, 4-lane highways, passenger and cargo air service are minutes away and two deep water ports are within a 200 mile radius.

Jefferson County Map of transportation hubs


With the right telecommunications equipment and a good transportation system, companies can do business almost anywhere. You can work where you want to live – not live where you have to work.

We provide a business-friendly attitude and a commitment to relocating and growing your enterprise in Jefferson County, Florida.

The millage rate is one of the lowest in the region and sales tax is only 7%.

It’s easy to do business here. Permitting is simple and inexpensive, local government is personal, with the right attitude. Even the DMV is so efficient, people come here from all over the region.


  • Located at the intersection of major U.S. transportation corridors
  • Close proximity to airports, seaports and other business resources
  • Positioned between two flagship universities – Florida State University and the University of Florida
  • Only minutes from Tallahassee, the state capital
  • Large, diverse and dynamic workforce
  • An Industrial Park on US 19, 2 miles from the interstate, has parcels available for small scale manufacturing, processing and distribution.
  • Good tax advantages and exemptions in the State of Florida

Success Story

Simpson Nurseries, Jefferson County, FL

Simpson Nurseries

Simpson Nurseries, Inc. is a leading producer of trees and shrubs for wholesale in the United States. Their 100-plus year history of success in Jefferson County is a result of their innovative ideas and approaches, and our strategic location and climate.

Simpson Nurseries is also committed to sound environmental practices. 100% of the local municipality’s treated effluent is used by Simpson’s for irrigation – conserving groundwater and lowering costs for the company.