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Taylor County Development Authority

 


 

Infrastructure

 

Telecommunications

Industry will find Taylor County delivers advanced communications capacity. A business-ready fiber optic network, comparable to ones found in metro areas, is installed throughout the entire county giving the area a significant communications backbone. Redundancy and diversity are built into the system providing outstanding business backup. With this premier system in place, and the scaleable engineering equipment on both ends of the network, business and industrial clients can be confident solutions can customized to meet their specific connectivity needs.

Transportation

Taylor County’s transportation infrastructure allows companies to easily move their products by truck, rail, air, or sea. In addition, Florida’s extensive highway and rail system gives Taylor County businesses excellent access to international destinations, via nearby multimodal ports; domestic locations with more than 60 percent of the U.S. population via overnight shipment, and quick access to Florida’s burgeoning marketplace.


Roads

Four major U.S. highways SR-27, US-98, US-221 and US-19 (four lanes); Interstates 10, 75 and 95 offer connections to regional and national markets, as well as Florida's airports and seaports.

Airports

Perry-Foley Airport is a municipal airport with advanced capabilities featuring three runways, the longest of which is 5010 feet. New conference space and administrative offices make accessing and using the airport an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Tallahassee Regional Airport is less than an hour away and is served by six airlines

Jacksonville International Airport is 2.5 hours from Taylor County via 1-10.

Valdosta Regional Airport is a regional airport in Georgia, less than an hour from Taylor County.

Tampa International Airport is 3.5 hours via US Hwy 19 from Taylor County.

Orlando International Airport is 3.5 hours from Taylor County and is located in located in Orange County.

Rail

Taylor County is served by OmniTRAX, Inc. An advantage for Taylor County businesses, OmniTrax connects to two Class 1 railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern. The line is integral to Florida’s 3,000 miles of main route rail lines - this network connects Taylor County businesses to major business centers and distribution nodes.

Ports

Port of Tampa, Florida’s largest port, is located only four hours away and handles over 50 million tons of cargo per year.

Port of Jacksonville A full service, multimodal international trade seaport located on the east coast, about 2.5 hours from Taylor County.

Panama City located in Panama City, Florida, this port location is less than three hours away and provides a convenient Gulf Coast gateway.

St. Marks, FL A barge port located less than an hour from Perry.

Savannah, Georgia Located on the east coast, four hours via ground from Taylor County, the Port of Savannah specializes in the handling of container, reefer, breakbulk and RoRo cargos.