Located in the heart of Northeast Florida, Putnam County has tree-lined streets and country settings. Boating, sailing and water-skiing, on both the river and numerous lakes, are some of the family recreational activities. The county also is coined as “The Bass Capital of the World” due to trophy-sized largemouth black bass fished here.

Putnam County is Florida’s most industrial rural community, and is very manufacturing-oriented. It’s located within two hours of major Florida markets, including Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, but has rural advantages including low costs of doing business and local officials accustomed to working with manufacturers. Putnam also has a large concentration of transmission electric power lines due to two electric generation stations, and several large tracks of land already FLUM / Zoned Industrial.

Key Companies

  • Georgia-Pacific, Palatka
  • Alorica
  • Putnam Community Medical Center
  • Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc.

Facts about Putnam County

  • Population: 73,910
  • Labor Force: 30,980
  • Median Home Price: $49,900
  • Florida Rank: 3rd largest percentage of workforce in manufacturing