The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Gainesville area with the 2009 Region of Excellence Award. The partnerships between the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Council for Economic Outreach, North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce and FloridaWorks were recognized for taking an innovative industry approach to integrating multiple organizations that are committed to the economic well-being of Alachua and Bradford counties. click here to read the full press release.

For more information, visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce. Additionally, an audio file is available here.