FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement in Response to Alachua County Board of County Commissioners' Repeal of the County Business Tax
Below is a statement on behalf of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce regarding the repeal of Alachua County's Business Tax:
"Business competitiveness supports jobs for families and new opportunities for communities. The Chamber applauds the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners for supporting economic opportunity for citizens and success for businesses.
The Business Tax generated what is reported to be in the range of $200,000 in receipts formerly directed into the County's general fund. When the repeal takes effect, these funds will be free to be redirected to jobs, employee paychecks, new startups and other activities that ultimately offer benefits to the entire community
About the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Gainesville Chamber has been the voice of business in the Gainesville area since 1924. Representing over 1,300 members that employ more than 80,000 people, the Chamber is leading the effort to make the Gainesville region a global hub for talent, innovation and opportunity. The Chamber is 5-Star Accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, putting it in the top 1% of all Chambers nationwide. Learn more at
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