County Seat: Strong
Foundation Year: 1,858
Total Square Miles: 293
2018 Population: 27,732
People/Square Mile: 94
Population Population 25 to 64 years old: 54.74%
Population Population 65 years and older: 17.80%
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $659.9 M
Unemployment rate: 3.30%
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Bradford County is a rural community located in northeast Florida. The county is home to the Town of Starke (county seat), the Town of Lawtey, the Town of Hampton, and the Town of Brooker. Known as "The North Lake Region," Bradford, Union, and Clay counties lead the state in the number of freshwater lakes.
Due to its convenient central location, the North Florida region is a gateway for travelers heading north and south, as well as the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Coast. North Florida is an area overflowing with hospitality, impressive historical landmarks, tranquil lakes, and managed wildlife areas. The County is known locally as the place that has "the sweetest strawberries this side of heaven. "
With the county located near Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Lake City, it is easy to find qualified workers from these neighboring communities. In addition, the County offers affordable land lots, favorable taxes, and excellent transportation options.
Bradford County is a region where agriculture meets industry, as the county has farms of different sizes and types of operations from cattle, haymaking, lumber, beekeeping, hydroponics and aquaponics, vegetables and fruits.
The Bradford County Development Authority is comprised of a team ready to provide personalized information and assistance to help investors through their company's expansion or relocation planning process.
Bradford County has been designated as a Rural Opportunity Zone for which it has one of the lowest tax burdens in the United States.
Bradford County is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Lake City, with transportation accessibility to three major interstate systems (Interstate 10, 75, and 95), as well as US 301 and SR 100. This, along with the rail access, and proximity to airports and JAXPORT are a valuable support to business activities in the region.
Dynamic Bureaucracy – Quick Rezoning – Impact Fee Waivers:
Bradford County is committed to moving at the speed of business. A building permit can be secured based on sealed and designed plans in ten days. Rezoning property can be done in two months. Water management permits for properties in Bradford County can be secured within a month, with more complicated environmental permits granted in less than six months.
Opportunity Zones Program – In Bradford County, the area of CR 233 at US 301 N has been designated as an Opportunity Zone.
This new program/tool provides tax incentives, including a temporary deferral on capital gains taxes, when investors reinvest those gains in qualified Opportunity Funds. The funds must in turn invest in low-income communities in designated census tracts, called Opportunity Zones.
The law allowed the Governor of each state to nominate up to 25 percent of eligible low-income census tracts as Opportunity Zones.
The United States Department of the Treasury will develop rules regarding the qualifications required for Opportunity Funds and eligible investments.
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