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Home to University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Home to Florida Hospital offering robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System

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Access to 21 hospitals providing neo-natal facilities and care

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Local Businesses


  • Beutlich Pharmaceuticals
  • Designs for Health
  • Eolyans Dental Lab
  • Esthetic Dental Lab
  • Florida Hospital Flagler
  • Florida Suncare and Testing
  • JSC Pedorthics Inc.
  • Nature’s Nurse
  • Whitney Labs
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A reliable, skilled workforce is critical for expanding or relocating your business.  CareerSource Flagler/Volusia conducted an employment database search of the immediate area and learned there are hundreds of regional jobseekers currently online with CareerSource with the applicable skills life science and medial businesses are looking for.  Additionally, Flagler County’s average annual salary and the Northeast Florida target sector average wage are extremely competitive.

Flagler County boasts an excellent technical employee training program. For example, the Daytona State College offers certificates and degrees in a number of medical, environmental and marine research programs. Additionally, the college staff can create a customized course curriculum to fit your company’s requirements.

Flagler County Schools is an active partner in ensuring the future of workforce availability by instituting industry specific academies in each of the five elementary, two middle and two county high schools.

Rymfire Elementary Flagship medical Lab, “Locos Medica”, opened in 2015 with Florida Hospital Flagler donating nearly $7,000 worth of medical equipment including anatomy models, stethoscopes, adult and infant rescue mannequins, a microscope, stretcher and exam table. The hospital continues its engagement of the Medical/Health & Fitness Flagship school by providing guest speakers and student shadowing opportunities to help students connect what they learn in classroom and medical lab to future careers.

Success Story

Designs for Health is a shining example of a business started in the home that has grown to a company of more than 200 employees, plus a sales force of 55 representatives.  The company is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to health care professionals.

Designs for Health started providing nutritional counseling services for the treatment of various health disorders in 1989.  The company later began distributing nutritional supplements in support of its target customers, and then in 2006 took the big step to manufacturing its own products.  During this period, Designs for health opened location in Connecticut, Montana and Nevada before coming to Flagler County in 2010.  The local facility includes a distribution center and corporate headquarters.

In 2015 the company took another step from renting a facility in Palm Coast to purchasing a 40,000 sq. ft. building expanding their operations and number of employees.