About Putnam County

Putnam County is the most industrial rural county in Florida providing an idyllic and peaceful lifestyle for residents. A number of industry leaders in the pulp and paper, steel manufacturing, concrete pipe and ship building sectors have a presence in Putnam, including Georgia Pacific and Veritas Steel.

Our location and access to one of the best logistics infrastructures are key components to our businesses success. Three major rail lines and an airport that is expanding capacity to land up to a 65,000-pound aircraft serve the county. Close proximity to major interstates and a port on the St. Johns River with crane and dock access are also key assets.

The county is a designated HUB Zone and Federal Trade Zone and offers low costs of doing business. We are committed to achieving economic progress and an ever-improving business climate in the area, working closely with both the private and public sectors to ensure Putnam remains a balanced, growing and prosperous community.

Putnam County Success Stories

Georgia Pacific

Georgia Pacific, a manufacturer of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals, announced that its Palatka mill has been selected for the company’s $400 million expansion in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business.

Veritas Steel

Veritas Steel, a leader in the steel bridge fabrication industry, expanded operations in Putnam County.