Why Innovation District?

Why the Innovation District?

Innovate
Gather
Thrive
80+ Companies in Innovation District
59 Restaurants
within 1 mile
5 Venture Capitalists in Gainesville
6 Available Offices/Buildings
9 Coffee Shops
within 1 mile
Sources: U.S. News & World Report (2018), U.S. News & World Report, Gainesville Livability Magazine, Google Maps

Less than 1 Mile from
UF Health Systems

200,000+ Emergency Room Visits
$625 million Combined Payroll
Source: UF Health

University of Florida By the Numbers

#8 Ranked Public University
50,000+ Students
27,000+ Faculty and Staff
5 min Walk
Sources: U.S. News & World Report (2018), U.S. News & World Report, Gainesville Livability Magazine, Google Maps

Recruit top talent. Bring in the best and brightest.

43% of Gainesville's population have bachelor's degrees
622,000 people In the Gainesville/Ocala metro area

Attracting and retaining the right employees is one of the most important elements that contributes to a company's success. Establishing a business in Gainesville’s Innovation District gives organizations an unbeatable advantage: as the top-ranked college in the state of Florida, over 6,000 the sharpest minds in the southeast graduate from the University of Florida each year. Businesses are able to easily capitalize on a deep local talent pool of innovative-thinking, eager-to-work individuals, ranging from experienced lab assistants to graduates with MBAs and PHDs.

With a location so close to the University, businesses are able to easily participate in frequent career fairs and develop student internship programs, allowing them to conveniently connect with the premier talent in the region.

You're in good company. Join the 80+ businesses of Innovation District.

Innovation District is thriving with over 80 successful businesses.

Anchored by the UF Innovate Incubator

#3 UF is #3 for Best Universities for Tech Transfer
$6.4 billion Generated in Private Investment
200+ Startups Launched by Tech Licensing
7,600+ Projected Jobs Created
Sources: Milken Institute, UF Innovate, UF Innovate, EDA

Nearby Restaurants 59 restaurants within 1 mile.

Bistro 1245

American

0.4 mi

Dick Mondell's

Burgers, Fast Food

800 ft

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi

Sushi Bars, Asian Fusion, Japanese

0.4 mi

Cilantro Tacos

Tacos

800 ft

Emiliano's Cafe

Latin American, Spanish

0.45 mi

Felipe's Mexican Taqueria

Mexican, Bars

0.3 mi

Leonardo's Pizza

Pizza, Coffee & Tea, Italian

0.4 mi

Dragonfly Sushi & Sake

Sushi Bars, Japanese, Tapas Bars

2500 ft

Paramount Grill

American

0.41 mi

Reggae Shack Cafe

Caribbean, Vegetarian

450 yd

Leonardo's 706

Breakfast & Brunch, American, Pizza

1500 ft

Recruit top talent. Bring in the best and brightest.

43% of Gainesville's population have bachelor's degrees
622,000 people In the Gainesville/Ocala metro area

Attracting and retaining the right employees is one of the most important elements that contributes to a company's success. Establishing a business in Gainesville’s Innovation District gives organizations an unbeatable advantage: as the top-ranked college in the state of Florida, over 6,000 the sharpest minds in the southeast graduate from the University of Florida each year. Businesses are able to easily capitalize on a deep local talent pool of innovative-thinking, eager-to-work individuals, ranging from experienced lab assistants to graduates with MBAs and PHDs.

With a location so close to the University, businesses are able to easily participate in frequent career fairs and develop student internship programs, allowing them to conveniently connect with the premier talent in the region.