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Economic yearbook 2011

North Central - Yearbook

Cynthia Barnett | 4/1/2011

Gainesville and Alachua County have weathered the recession better than most Florida communities thanks in part to continued hiring and tech-related spinoffs from the University of Florida.

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ALACHUA COUNTY GOALS

> Develop and attract new seed and venture capital funds.

> Streamline business permitting processes.

> Market the community to companies in the health technology and green technology industries.

Jobs
MSA DEC. 2010 DEC 2009 % Change Jobless Rate
Gainesville 128,551
127,059
+1.2% 8.3%
Ocala 113,684 114,989 -1.1% 14.0%
Source: Agency for Workforce Innovation

Homes Single-family, existing-home sales by Realtors
MSA Jan. 2011 Sales 1-Year Change Jan. 2011 Price 1-Year Change
Gainesville 102
+23% $137,800 -19%
Ocala 253 +25% $71,500 -25%
Source: Florida Realtors

Alachua Population: 249,192
Population Growth Rate (2007-11): 0.92%
Population by Age:
0-14
15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
15.4%
8.5% 37.9% 27.0% 11.2%
Per Capita Income: $34,862

Bernie Machen
University of Florida President Bernie Machen stands at the site of the Florida Innovation Hub at UF, which is under construction between campus and downtown. The 45,000-sq.-ft. facility is hoped to be a catalyst for startup companies based on UF technologies. The hub is part of a larger effort called Innovation Square, a 10-year master plan that will bring residential and commercial development to the 40-acre research park. [Photo: Eric Zamora]

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