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Whether your visit is for pleasure or business, we encourage you to explore Marion County's communities, countryside, downtown and unique outdoor recreational opportunities.

You will discover that we are a community of more than 355,000 neighbors that enjoy where we live and work. From this, more than 200,000 workers comprise our regional workforce, providing a steady supply of skilled employees for a growing number of professional, manufacturing, healthcare, distribution and other industry sectors.

In addition to our excellent workforce, you will be pleased to find thousands of acres of national forest, many miles of recreational trails and waterways, beautiful horse farms and an amazing countryside that is not only unique to Florida but a one-of-a-kind environment in the Southeast.

We invite you to learn who we are and what we have to offer to you, your family and your business. Welcome to Marion County, whether it's for a short visit or a lifetime.

Ocala/Marion County is nationally recognized for its top assets, such as affordable housing and lifestyle. Designations include:

- Fifth best place to live in America.

- 11th most livable small city (Ocala).

- Top 50 best small metropolitan areas.

- America's top 100 places to live.