Located in beautiful North Central Florida, the Alachua County Eco-Industrial Park (EIP) is a first of its kind class of waste-based industrial and research site for the southeastern United States. Shovel-ready parcels are available now for private sector entrepreneurs invested in recycling, reprocessing and remanufacturing.
Waste to Reuse Opportunity
Florida is home to nearly 21 million people and ranks third in state population in the U.S. Additionally, Florida is known for its robust tourism economy which attracts more than 120 million visitors each year.
As a result of both Florida's growing population and the annual tourism, significant amounts of waste are produced each year. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's 2017 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management Annual Report
, more than 21 million tons of MSW were landfilled, 16.4 million tons were recycled, and 4.7 million tons were combusted. Between Florida and the Southeastern United States there are massive material flow opportunities for companies. North Central Florida provides an ideal crossroads for companies to access these materials and move them to markets.
A Strategic Hub
With public private partnerships and access to the best UF researchers the Eco-Industrial Park will be a national hub for sustainable material reuse-recycling-remanufacturing. Collaborative opportunities will be made available via our top seven, nationally ranked university with the engineers, scientist, and waste-related specialists to develop new sustainable materials and resilient manufacturing industry.
37 acres of shovel-ready parcels are available for long-term lease. Flexible terms and acreage sizes are open for negotiation. Horizontal infrastructure is already online including electric, water, waste water, data, connections with storm water retention.
Over and Above Industrial Parcels
The Eco-Industrial Park is located in North Central Florida roughly 15 minutes north of Gainesville and close to interstate, rail and airport connections. The site is immediately adjacent to the County's Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station which includes a material recovery facility. A related 35,000 square foot UF affiliated Research Core is in architectural design for the Park. The Core will be dedicated to supporting industrial partner research and incubation needs turning waste into wealth through cutting-edge academic explorations.