Get FREE Business News Updates
Florida Trend
Business Florida
Home Welcome Choosing Florida Industries Regions Resources
August 29, 2015

North Central: Fueling the Future

Focus on alternative energies and technology bodes well for growth in this dynamic region.

Ginger Broslat | 9/24/2009

HAMILTON COUNTY

Biomass is big: Hamilton County is working with two companies on separate biomass plant projects:

  • Duke Energy/ADAGE plans to con-struct a 50-megawatt biopower plant in the region. “We are pleased to partner with Hamilton County as it considers becoming the first community to host an ADAGE renewable energy facility,” says Reed Wills, president of ADAGE, “and we are committed to developing a project that benefits the whole community.”
  • American Renewables, which is constructing a biomass plant in Alachua County, also plans to build a 100-megawatt facility on the PCS Phosphate Mines property in Hamilton.

MADISON COUNTY

Prime location: With four interchanges on Interstate 10, Madison County provides easy access and plenty of ready-to-develop land for companies looking to grow. Two businesses have already found homes at I-10 interchanges: Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store employs approximately 60 people; another 100 people work at Fast Track Travel Center.

New construction: In January 2009, the county board of commissioners approved a bid in excess of $888,000 and soon began construction of a new library in Lee. Also under construction: a new Emergency Operations Center in Madison on five acres of land donated by the city.

Tags: North Central, Business Florida

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs
Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ volunteer puppy raisers help future guide dogs to become comfortable with home life and take the puppies everywhere—to work, out to eat, on trips, and even grocery shopping.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Is your business ready for a tropical storm or hurricane?

  • Yes, we are ready.
  • Somewhat (never enough!)
  • No, if a storm hits, we would be in trouble.

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe