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Susan Davenport Talks Transformation at Envision Alachua Task Force Meeting

Susan Davenport Talks Transformation at Envision Alachua Task Force Meeting

The Gainesville Chamber is proud to support Plum Creek’s Envision Alachua initiative and align with our iG initiative for economic progress in the Gainesville region.

Susan Davenport, the Gainesville Chamber’s vice president for economic development, recently spoke at an Envision Alachua Task Force Meeting.

Her presentation on Transforming Greater Gainesville, the Gainesville Area Chamber’s five-year economic development plan – initially announced in 2014, and executed Jan. 1, 2015—showcased the many similarities between Transforming Greater Gainesville and the Envision Alachua Sector Plan. The new economic development strategy aims to attract the Advanced Logistics, Advanced Materials, Agricultural Life Sciences, Human Life Sciences, and Software and Information Technology industries, all supported by Advanced Manufacturing. The objective for both Transforming Greater Gainesville and Envision Alachua are aligned and complementary, both seeking to improve the local economy by providing more and better job opportunities for Alachua County residents. Envision Alachua brings the needed land to accommodate employers and Transforming Greater Gainesville grows, retains and recruits those employers to our area. To watch Susan Davenport’s Task Force presentation, click here (her presentation begins at 5:44.)


The Envision Alachua Sector Plan — a 60,000-acre plan for land owned by Plum Creek in East Alachua County — includes a major focus on job creation and economic progress by building on the County’s strengths, on less than 13 percent of that land. Envision Alachua aims to provide the high-quality environment needed to attract desired employers, support expansion of established businesses and keep top talent in the community.

To learn more about Envision Alachua visit their website at

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