Council for Economic Outreach
The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development division (Council for Economic Outreach) is the designated economic development entity for the Gainesville region. Our charge is to assist existing businesses through expansion, to help grow new companies in our community and to attract new opportunities to Alachua County.
The Council for Economic Outreach (C.E.O.) will support local businesses that continue to grow, attract and assist startups eager to make the Gainesville area their home, and work with targeted industries to locate businesses in Gainesville/Alachua County.
Our economic development program will provide better employment opportunities for a healthier community and become a successful model of collaboration by the local business community, municipal and county governments, and the University of Florida and Santa Fe College.
C.E.O. actively manages site location requests, workforce training grants and incentives assistance. We work with surrounding counties and local governments in securing all resources available to new and expanding business and industry in the Gainesville region.