Newberry Life

    Economic Development

    Located next to one of the fastest growing innovation regions in the country, Newberry is uniquely positioned to offer businesses the talent and resources they need to succeed. The combination of abundant labor, affordable land, a pro-business government and a coveted rural quality of life make Newberry a top contender for your relocation or expansion project. Here are some of the reasons your business belongs in Newberry:


    • A well-educated, yet affordable, labor force of over 130,000 and growing.
    • Next to the University of Florida, consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the country, and Santa Fe College, ranked by the Aspen Institute as the #1 College in the US  in 2015.
    • Top-rated local schools.
    • Quick access via interstate and rail to Florida and Southeastern US markets.
    • Newberry is home to highly innovative manufacturers that serve both national and international markets.
    • Located next door to the Sid Martin Biotech Incubator, ranked as the #1 biotech incubator in the world in 2014, and the Innovation Hub at the University of Florida.
    • Business-friendly tax climate, with no state or local income taxes, and no impact fees on development.
    • Rural quality of life, but with urban amenities just down the road.
    • No snow days!


    If anything, you could say that Newberry has an overabundance of educational opportunities. From one of the top-ranked public universities at the University of Florida in neighboring Gainesville, to the #1- ranked Santa Fe College, you couldn’t be in a better place to further your educational dreams. Locally, Newberry’s Primary and Secondary schools are a source of community pride, consistently ranking along with other top schools in the state.


    • University of Florida
    • Santa Fe College
    • Newberry Elementary School
    • Oak View Middle School
    • Newberry High School



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