2017 Annual Report

JAX Named #2 Most Up-and-Coming City in America

JAX Named one of World’s Top 10 Best Value Destinations

Florida Ranked 2nd for Business Climate

Florida ranks second among the 50 states for having the best business climate, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives released at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) annual conference.

Texas ranked first, Georgia ranked third, followed by South Carolina and North Carolina, respectively.

Conducted by the Development Counsellors International (DCI) every three years, the “Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing” survey has tracked trends in economic development since its inception in 1996.

Florida is in the No. 2 spot with 22 percent of the respondents naming it as the state with having the most favorable business climate.

Respondents who named Florida mentioned the state’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and its strategic location.

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