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All across Citrus County, dynamic expansion opportunities are emerging, in the Suncoast Parkway extension and other exciting development projects. And now we offer an effective new option to help business and industry leverage these opportunities with the Citrus Connect Sites Program.

The Citrus Connect Sites Program brings speed and assurance to the site selection process, connecting site selectors and interested businesses with the needed information to make timely and strategic decisions.

A Citrus Connect Site meets critical criteria in connectivity, including:

  • Proximity to major transportation networks
  • Access to large key markets and a labor pool of size and skill
  • Utilities for industrial grade performance
  • Acreage suitable for development
  • Flexibility to accommodate individual enterprise needs

In Citrus, connectivity equals opportunity, with an extended transportation network that links to robust Florida markets in a location where costs are lower, more affordable land is readily available, and traffic congestion is minimal. Incentives are customized to operational needs, as is employee training, supported by an aligned talent pipeline.

Citrus County welcomes you and your organization to a naturally inviting environment, where ease and enjoyment of life is high, and so too is the energy as today’s transformations bring unparalleled enthusiasm. Citrus is growing with excitement and eager to provide the catalyst for your enterprise growth.


Inverness Airport & Business Park

Mobility, ability and skill.

Size: 78 customizable acres. Prime location: Just 2 miles from downtown Inverness and just 1 mile from U.S. Highway 41 and State Road 44.

Equipped for ease in executive travel: Facilities at the Inverness Airport include a 5,000-ft. runway, FBO, T-Hangars and aircraft rental, making the Park an ideal choice for on-the-go entrepreneurs. Aligned workforce development also promises a higher level of performance for general and advanced manufacturing as well as aviation, including airframe and UAV manufacturing and aircraft assembly and disassembly.

Holder Industrial Park

Powered for performance and innovation

Size: 350 customizable acres. High profile location: Just 5 miles from State Road 200 and adjacent to U.S. 41, affording high-visibility frontage zoned for restaurant and hotel.

Ready to run strong: Powered by Duke Energy, the Park is bisected by a 230 KV line, with an adjacent 12.47 KV line, and 5 MW available online within 9 months. Natural gas can be extended to the site by Florida Public Utilities. Higher performance for general and advanced manufacturing is also powered by a robust talent pipeline beginning at the K-12 level and including top technical training, including no-cost custom training for qualified projects.

44-Suncoast Parkway Interchange Management Area (IMA)

Central access opens markets and medical opportunities

Size: 100+ acres in multiple parcels. Central location: At the interchange of Suncoast Parkway and State Road 44, just minutes from Highway 491 and the flourishing Citrus Medical Corridor.

A convergence of advantages, diverse opportunities: For light manufacturing and distribution, the Suncoast Parkway provides swift reach to markets like Tampa and Clearwater. Equally important, the high-profile, easy-to-access Parkway location opens a diverse range of opportunities, with compelling potential in commercial, mixed-use and town center development.

Crystal River Mall

Gateway to growth with inviting natural advantages

Size: 400,000 square-feet of indoor mall space, 33 surrounding acres. Gateway location: Adjacent to U.S. 19, a prominent gateway to Citrus County, offering high-profile frontage and key proximity to the vibrant Crystal River Waterfront District, a flourishing visitor and resident attraction featuring dining, shopping and the Kings Bay Riverwalk.

A natural for transition success: The gateway location makes the Mall a natural choice for manufacturing and light industrial tenants seeking faster market access, with three-phase power and broadband adding additional efficiency to the site. Another asset supporting powerfully successful redevelopment is a talent pipeline that includes superb technical and four-year training locally, and leading universities within 1.5 hours. Access to talent as well as scenic surroundings make the Mall an ideal environment for research and development and technology parks.

Cardinal Street-Suncoast Parkway Interchange Management Area (IMA)

The right setting. The right timing.

Size: 150-acre tract; 12+ additional parcels. Accessible location: At the intersection of Cardinal Street and Suncoast Parkway, in the heart of the county, allowing business and industry to leverage the advantages of a four-lane toll road for convenient local access and faster reach to markets including Tampa and Sarasota.

Growth and flexibility for diverse sector success: A location adjacent to the Parkway and flexibility in zoning mean this IMA is the ideal environment for a range of sectors and projects, from mixed-use to medical back office, from light industrial and distribution to Town Center development.