Marion County offers several top industries with a growing population and a growing job market. The top industries found here include:
These top industries are supported by several top employers for the area including:
The area is growing, as well, with the McLane Company Distribution Center opening recently and many other businesses coming to the area.
With Ocala gaining the official name as the "Horse Capital of the World" there are plenty of equestrian activities found throughout Marion County, Florida. However, there are plenty of other things to do here, as well.
The Ocala National Forest is a huge area attraction with plenty of activities, such as fishing, camping, kayaking and more. The park features many cool water-fed springs throughout and offers plenty of great swimming holes during the summer.
In addition, the Withlacoochee State Forest is found here. While it's known as well-known or as large, it's still a wonderful attraction with about 50 miles of trails to enjoy and plenty of fun to be had throughout.
Glass-bottom boat tours in Silver Springs are also popular. Silver Springs was the first tourist destination in Florida and the Silver Springs State Park was incorporated in 2013.
Other fun attractions and things to do in Marion County, Florida include:
Marion County also offers several u-pick farms, a regular farmer’s market and plenty of things to do as a family all throughout the area.
Along with the many attractions, residents and visitors will enjoy several events and festivals throughout the year. Some of the most popular options in Marion County include:
There are several events going on all throughout the county every single year. The location also makes it easy to enjoy plenty of events and attractions in Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the south.