BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology Shines a Light on the Future of the City of Alachua
BioFlorida held its Celebration of Biotechnology today behind the new AGTC buildings on US Hwy 441 in Alachua, just across from Progress Park, highlighting the future plans for the area that will be known as the Progress District. The Celebration was the first since 2019.
History of the Progress District
The Progress Park area on U.S. Hwy 441 that will now be part of the Progress District was initially developed in 1985, with more buildings constructed in 1988 and the Sid Martin Biotech Incubator arriving in 1994. In 2000, Innovation Partners acquired Progress Park, and RTI began the expansion of what would become a 170,000 square foot campus. The Oragenics Facility was built in 2002, and Progress One, which was immediately filled by Nanotherapeutics, Novabone, AGI, and the University of Florida, was built in 2004.Learn more about BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology Shines a Light on the Future of the City of Alachua