JAXUSA: How Deals Are Done

:: 8 April 2014 ::

JAXUSA Partnership’s mission is to sell site consultants on the advantages for their clients to invest in the seven counties of Northeast Florida. In a turnabout Friday, nine national site selectors were the ones doing the talking. ...read more

Jacksonville: The Next Silicon Valley for Entrepreneurs

:: 26 March 2014 ::

Jacksonville is “hot for startups” according to a recent CNNMoney article and its reputation is growing as a city where entrepreneurs’ dreams can become reality. ...read more

Jacksonville Ranked as the Best City in the Country to Start a Business

:: 11 March 2014 ::

Jacksonville has topped yet another good list to be on. WalletHub.com, a personal finance social network, has ranked Jacksonville as the best place in the country to start a business. WalletHub ranked the 150 largest cities in the United States on a variety of issues. Jacksonville came out on top, it said, because of the area’s strong record of successful young companies, low corporate tax rates, employee availability and accessible financing. ...read more

What communities are saying about Florida’s Governor’s Cup recognition…

:: 4 March 2014 ::

Rick Homans, President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation “It’s quite an honor to be ranked among the top states in the country for the 2013 Governor’s Cup Award, particularly given the volume and quality of project activity we experienced in Hillsborough County last year. Recognition at this level is a testament to the ongoing efforts of Governor Scott, and our partners at Enterprise Florida, to create a stronger business climate and position Florida as a premiere destination for corporate relocation and expansion.” ...read more

Governor Scott announces first-ever Governor’s Cup top 10 ranking for Florida

:: 4 March 2014 ::

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that, for the first time ever, Florida ranked in the top 10 for the Governor’s Cup by Site Selection Magazine. The Governor’s Cup 2013 ranking is given to the states with the most new and expanded corporate facilities. Florida’s 9th-place recognition is based on the steady growth of the state’s economic success in the last year. ...read more

10 Reasons Jacksonville’s Awesome

:: 3 March 2014 ::

Check out why THRILLIST considers Jacksonville an awesome place ...read more

CNN Money: Jacksonville Is Hot For Startups

:: 21 February 2014 ::

Jacksonville, Fla., is attempting an image change. It's hoping to swap its reputation as a stodgy old Southern city with that of an emerging hub for startups. ...read more

Jacksonville Economic Development Efforts Fly the Friendly Skies

:: 19 February 2014 ::

January's edition of Dossier, a magazine featured in-flight onboard United Airlines, selected Jacksonville as part of an economic development series. Titled “Jack of All Trades,” the edition is dedicated to the business climate of Northeast Florida. Having an objective outsider recognize Jacksonville’s development was good news to Cathy Chambers of JAXUSA Partnership. ...read more

Time to Get Some Swagger when Selling Jacksonville

:: 29 January 2014 ::

Aaron Bowman, senior vice president for business development for the JAXUSA Partnership, sees a lot of positive factors to attract businesses to Northeast Florida. He wants business people in the region to also feel positive about it. "We need to brand Jacksonville and we need to get some swagger," Bowman said Tuesday at a luncheon meeting of the JAX Chamber's South Council at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. ...read more

Rayonier Reports Separation Plans, Strong Quarterly Results

:: 27 January 2014 ::

Rayonier Inc. unveiled plans to separate its performance fibers business from its forest resources and real estate operations into two publicly traded companies this year. "With an improving U.S. housing market, strong timber export markets, and the successful expansion of our cellulose specialties capacity, we concluded that now is the optimal time to pursue the separation of these two nonintegrated businesses," Chief Executive Paul Boynton said. ...read more