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We welcome you to live, learn, work, play, create, and—most importantly—thrive in our community.
PLACE…….. Gainesville is the urban gateway to Florida’s artesian springs—the largest constellation of freshwater springs in the world, with over 1000 bubbling forth from one of the most productive aquifers on the planet.
Our ecosystem of innovation is equally productive, fueling Gainesville’s ascendance as a global hot spot for bringing creative ideas to life. Discover for yourself how creativity thrives here, from inspiration to commercialization. We grow success, from pre-school to the high school Academy of Entrepreneurship, from university research to a family of business and tech incubators.
We are the ecosystem of innovation.
“We have more talent here per capita than anywhere I know—than even perhaps New York City! We are an Eden. We’re lush and fertile with both biodiversity and intellectual activity. We’re lucky we’re the size town we are. In many ways, small is powerful because of the concentration of talent, energy and cooperation.”
– Patti Breedlove, UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator
We are the density of talent.
Our cultural and civic life are as vibrant as our tech startups. We are passionate about our neighborhoods, our schools, sports, and our environment.
We engage. We volunteer. We’re an open source community that encourages the free flow of ideas. Everyone—young and old, from startup employees to experienced CEOs—gives and receives mentoring.
Creativity infuses life in Gainesville as we live, learn, work and play.
We are the incubators of creativity.