WHY CHOOSE

CITRUS COUNTY

COUNTY SNAPSHOT

Located on the Nature Coast of North Central Florida, Citrus County provides unique opportunities for growth for new and expanding businesses. The county is comprised of the cities of Inverness and Crystal River, with unincorporated communities including the iconic Homosassa and other historic communities such as Floral City and Hernando.

The county features natural springs, seven rivers, a wildlife reserve and forest affording limitless recreational opportunities. Citrus County offers a rich tradition of commercial activity and tourism supported by its superb access to two world class airports in Tampa and Orlando both nearby via turnpikes.

BUSINESS CLIMATE

·         Florida was ranked as the 2nd best state in the nation for business according to Chief Executive magazine’s 2013 rankings.
·         Citrus County is among Florida’s most affluent, with a median household income of $56,876, far above the statewide figure of $47,827.
·         Citrus County features one of the lowest property tax rates in Florida.
·         Citrus County’s government is committed to assisting businesses through all phases of the expansion or relocation process.

Citrus County is considered part of the Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area which boasts the fourth largest growth rate in the state for education and healthcare. Ocala MSA ranks among the top five metro areas in manufacturing job growth and third fastest manufacturing job-growth rate among all Florida metros.

Florida was ranked as the 2nd best state in the nation for business according to Chief Executive magazine’s 2013 rankings.
Citrus County is among Florida’s most affluent, with a median household income of $56,876, far above the statewide figure of $47,827.
Citrus County features one of the lowest property tax rates in Florida.
Citrus County’s government is committed to assisting businesses through all phases of the expansion or relocation process.

Citrus County is considered part of the Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area which boasts the fourth largest growth rate in the state for education and healthcare. Ocala MSA ranks among the top five metro areas in manufacturing job growth and third fastest manufacturing job-growth rate among all Florida metros.

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Total Workforce

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Unemployment Rate

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Population Between Ages 18 and 54

Annual Average Wage

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is the region’s leader in workforce development. We collaborate with community partners to develop world-class education/training and employment services to meet regional needs.

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The College of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees College of Central Florida is also approved by the Florida Department of Education to award associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, college credit certificates and occupational certificates.

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Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) has been centrally located in Inverness, FL for over 50 years. WTC currently offers a full range of 20 different programs ranging from Practical Nursing to Welding. These programs provide employers an opportunity to access a pool of prospective employees with career-ready technical skills in the specific areas of healthcare, automotive services, construction, cosmetology, information technology, culinary arts, electricity, criminal justice, air conditioning/heating/refrigeration, and welding.

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The Citrus County School District is the public school district for Citrus County, Florida. The district serves the cities of Crystal River and Inverness and communities such as Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs, Floral City, Hernando, Holder, Homosassa, and Lecanto. ” The Citrus County School District has been designated as an “A” or “B” District for the past 14 years. The district is made up of 24 schools with a total enrollment of approximately 15,800 students.

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doing business in citrus

Learn more about the benefits of relocating your business, opening a new location or starting a new business in Citrus County.

Incentives

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Taxes

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Cost of Living

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Infrastructure & Transportation Network

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Utilities & Communication Technologies

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Island Hopping, Kite Surfing, and Waterfalls

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Island: Maui, HA
Budget: $1500
Miles Travelled: 3,000

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LIVING IN CITRUS

Find Florida’s soul in our warm Gulf waters, spring-fed rivers, gentle manatees, fantastic fishing and bountiful lakes.

Contact Us

Citrus County Economic Development

3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 267
Lecanto, Fl. 34461

(352) 527-5537