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With industrial sites ranging from hundreds to more than 1,000 acres, including two certified megasites, and a skilled, talented workforce, the Jacksonville region is ideally suited for any manufacturing need.

NO Tax on Manuf. Equipment

837,000+ Available Workforce

4 Major Military Installations

Leading advanced manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Anheuser-Busch, BAE Systems, GE Oil & Gas, Medtronic and Northrup Grumman, continue to find success in Jacksonville due to our infrastructure, competitive business climate and access to talent.

Our strong military presence is one of the unique assets our companies take advantage of as more than 3,000 retiring veterans choose to stay in Northeast Florida each year and join our skilled talent base.

The region’s location as the westernmost location along the East Coast and its logistics and transportation infrastructure includes rail, air, maritime and highway that allows products to be shipped anywhere in the world and offers companies same-day access to more than 94 million customers.

The Jacksonville region continues to grow its production and export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has the available land and resources to accommodate significant growth in this area.

Construction costs are 15 percent lower than the U.S. average and the cost to lease industrial space is $4.99, which is below most major metro areas and makes the Jacksonville region an affordable and efficient location for any advanced manufacturing operation.

Aaron Bowman

SVP, Business Development

904-366-6671

Advanced Manufacturing Employment

Rises Each Year, Outpacing National Average

Cecil Commerce Center

International Trade Center & Global Transportation Hub

Military Veterans Make Up

14% of Region's Workforce, Providing a Skilled Talent Base

“The region’s favorable business climate, skilled workforce, good logistics and low operational costs solidified our decision to build our manufacturing plant at Cecil Commerce Center and relocate our U.S. headquarters to the area.”

Tom Alcide

President and CEO - Saft America

Recent Success Stories

Hans-Mill Corporation

Hans-Mill Corp., a manufacturer of stainless steel trash cans, opened its first U.S. factory in Jacksonville, Florida, moving production from China.

Florida Plastics Recycling

Florida Plastics Recycling, a plastic water bottle recycling company, has announced it will build a plastics recycling facility in Jacksonville, Florida, to process polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

GRACE Aerospace

GRACE Aerospace announced today that the company is relocating its product manufacturing operations and expanding its current Jacksonville operations near Cecil Commerce Center.