Media Release

Alachua County Business Forum

Monday, May 9, 2016 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- Alachua County and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce invite citizens to attend the Alachua County Business Forum on Thursday, May 19, 2016. The Forum is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Freedom Community Center at Veterans Memorial Park (7340 S.W. 41st Place, on the corner of Tower Road and 41st Place).

This forum is a public-private partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Updates will be presented on economic development initiatives that improve the climate for starting and growing businesses in the County. There will be a panel discussion on economic diversification in Alachua County. The County and the Chamber of Commerce will solicit feedback from citizens on the current initiatives, and are seeking ideas on how to promote economic diversification.

View Business Forum Agenda.

View Business and Economic Growth Action Plan.

View Business and Economic Growth Action Plan Implementation Matrix.

Those wanting to provide input can download and print apublic comment form.

Citizens can also comment by posting on Facebook and Twitter, using #alachuacountybiz.

For more information, contact Alachua County Economic Development Coordinator Edgar Campa-Palafox at 352-374-5204 or, or Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Public Policy Kamal I. Latham at 352-378-2498 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).