Top Ten Reasons ENTREPRENEURS are Flocking to Business-Friendly Citrus County Florida!


Just imagine for a minute, a wonderful working environment with no snow, no ice, blue skies, a 71-degree, average high temperature in January. Clean air, little traffic, low crime and a lot more to boot….


Our clear, sunny skies and unspoiled environment is a perfect fit for entrepreneurs seeking a balance of a superb quality of life with a sense of community and strong business climate.

Citrus County and the Nature Coast, where perfecting the Florida lifestyle is an art form and perfect for entrepreneurs.

  • Swim with the manatees
  • Bike the extensive trail system
  • Golf an award-winning course
  • Reel in a trophy catch on one of our scenic lakes, rivers or the bay
  • Or just relax in front of a gorgeous sunset

In fact, outdoor activities, festivals and events abound in Citrus County year-round.

Citrus County is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with ample recreational/hospitality amenities to serve its citizens.


Florida has no state tax, low sales tax and the housing in Citrus County is very affordable. Beautiful homes in nice neighborhoods for under $200,000. Employees can enjoy a far better standard of living and happy employees are better employees!


The best weather in all of Florida. North enough to stay a little cooler and close enough to the Gulf to enjoy the summer breezes. You won’t be buying an more winter clothing here.

4. A Pro-Business Local Government

Citrus County is also very pro-business and home to entrepreneurs big and small across a broad range of business activities, the tourism industry, the healthcare sector, business service industry and the energy production industry.

Come join manufacturing firms like Sibex, Technology Conservation Group and Sierra Dental Equipment and understand how our right size government and a small-town approach to supporting our business community would be a good fit for your business.

5. An Able Workforce

Citrus county boasts an able workforce of 50,000 people with 33% in the 18-54 category. Professional & Business Support Services make up over 24% of Citrus’s employment and industry base with over 43% of workers under the age of forty.

Take advantage of a young industry with unlimited opportunity.


Citrus County is closer than you think with easy access to 34 million consumers within an 8-hour drive. Citrus County provides easy access to international airports, deep-water shipping ports, interstate highway systems and Class I rail networks with intermodal connections. There’s even a barge canal in Citrus County that flows out to the Gulf of Mexico. The $200 million publicly funded Suncoast Parkway 2 extension has begun, and promises local businesses a quicker, easier connection between Citrus County and all points south, including the Tampa area’s Airport and Port.

7. Water and Wildlife Abound

Between the Withlacoochee River, Crystal River, Kings Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico, there are more waterways to explore in and around Citrus County that most people know what to do with. Whether you are passionate about kayaking, fishing, or just heading out for a cruise, there is always something happening on the waterways

8. Excellent Medical Facilities

In Citrus County you’ll have convenient access to a range of outstanding healthcare options. Citrus County boast two hospitals, hundreds of highly regarded physicians and dozens of outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers. Citrus Memorial Hospital, located in Inverness and Seven Rivers Regional Care Center, in Crystal River, have both won numerous awards for excellence in care.

9. Higher Education

Our universities and local education institutions are training the next generation to think like entrepreneurs.

10. Happy Business Owners

There is one more group I’d like you to hear from, the business owners who moved here:

“I already enjoyed good weather, (although not this good) but I moved my business to Citrus County from California to escape high taxes, gridlocked freeways and smog. Because in today’s world you can operate from anywhere, so it might as well be somewhere beautiful like Citrus County “

Andrew wood, Legendary Marketing

“Citrus County is the perfect place for M&B Dairy because it has everything we need from a big city without losing its country charm.”

Dale McLellan, M & B Products Inc.

“We are a family owned company with roots in Citrus County, so keeping our business close to the heart of our family and employees means a lot to us. We are proud to be part of an outstanding supporting community, and proud to call Citrus County our home.”

Shawn Scott, Mike Scott Plumbing

“I came to Citrus County in 1998 for its quality of life with abundant natural surroundings, availability of recreational activities and stellar school system. After starting TCG in 2000, I remain here in part because of the quality and loyalty of our TCG family of employees and our opportunity for business.

Hamilton Rice, Technology Conservation Group


We’d love you to come on down and have a look at beautiful Citrus County, where you can enjoy more business and more life!