Columbia County, Florida

Economic Development Department


Communities craving new dining and shopping experiences

Columbia County, Florida is on the cusp of a population and retail explosion. The county’s retail region, which extends to its nine contiguous counties, has grown significantly over the past few years and continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Columbia County’s retail region is currently home to more than 230,000 consumers with easy access to almost any location in the county and is looking for more options. Businesses offering new dining and shopping experiences, including national brand retailers and unique boutiques, will do very well here.

Columbia County’s location at the nexus of I-10 with I-75 also makes it Florida’s Gateway for tourists traveling to Osceola National Forest and the Everglades and to livelier destinations in Tampa, Fort Meyers and Orlando. More than 90,000 vehicles travel these interstates each day, ensuring a steady stream of customers for retailers, restaurants, breweries, hotels, and other tourism and consumer-based businesses.

Come and find your niche here in Columbia County! Your customers are here, and we’re ready to help you reach them. Just give us a call.