Fire Up Citrus!

October 2014 marked the second year of Fire Up Citrus!, the innovative, fast-paced opportunity for local visionaries to present their ideas to fire up enthusiasm in Citrus County with new thoughts or projects.  Presenters had 5 minutes accompanied by 20 slides to speak before the live audience of 150 local business people, officials and citizens.

To view videos of Fire Up Citrus! presentations, click here.



The EDC website will soon undergo a complete transformation.  Bear with us while it is under construction and watch for our announcement of a totally new website.

EDC’s 5-Year Strategic Plan

During September – November 2013, the Citrus County EDC engaged consultants Jeannette Goldsmith of J. Goldsmith & Co and Don Kirkman of Kirkman Economic Development Consulting to guide the Citrus County EDC in developing its 5-Year Strategic Plan.  The final plan was presented to the EDC Board of Directors at a public meeting on January 9, 2014, where it was ratified and adopted.  A copy of the full plan is available here.


Welcome to Citrus County!





In Citrus County the climate is exceptional! The business climate as well as the quality of life available, is what makes our county one of the most desirable areas in Florida. Citrus County, commonly known as the “Nature Coast”, is located in west central Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, just an hour north of Tampa. We are "Open For Business" in Citrus County and through our Business Retention and Expansion efforts we will continue to build a community that offers all services necessary to the employers and employees.



Success Stories

Here are two companies that the EDC with its partners provided assistance in securing incentive funds to keep them expanding and adding jobs in Citrus County.

TCG received a 2010 Governor's Business Diversification Award for exceptional contributions made toward statewide economic diversification in the Green-to-Gold category.


Sibex is a Veteran-Owned Small Business and continues to expand their facilities in Citrus County and adding more jobs. Their newest facility is in the Crystal River Plaza across from the airport.