Health & Life

Home to more than 20 high-profile health care facilities and a rapidly growing biomedical community, the Jacksonville region’s world-class health care system and related industries are its lifeline.

$400+ Million Invested in JAX Hospitals

$25 Million Annual Economic Impact

1.6+ Million Residents and Growing

The region’s health care landscape includes one of only three Mayo Clinics, one of six Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center partnerships, and one of the first Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment Centers in the world.

Medical device manufacturing, clinical trials, translational research and oncology are just a few of the specialties in the area.

Technology is changing the way we do business and the health care industry is at the center of this revolution. New health care regulations and increased digitization of medical records are creating a need for efficiency and regulatory compliance. Local health care providers and companies, including Baptist Health, Mayo Clinic, Availity and HCI Group are leading the way in this paradigm shift.

Heidi Jameson

Director, Business Development



One of the Fastest-Growing Regions for High Tech Jobs

by Forbes

JAX #12

Fastest-Growing Metro Area in the Nation

by U.S. Census Bureau


in Every Six Jobs in Northeast Florida is in

the Health & Life Sciences Sector

“We have a very unique, collaborative environment among the leading hospitals in the area that allows us to provide the best in complete health care for our patients. It is rewarding to work so closely with our region’s health care institutions.”

Hugh Greene

President and CEO - Baptist Health

Recent Success Stories


Formativ Health, a management services organization, announced it will be opening a state-of-the-art Patient Access Services Center that will create up to 500 new jobs.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Leading Contacts Manufacturing Company Invests $301 Million for Jacksonville Plant Expansion

KLS Martin

The KLS Martin Group, a global leader in high-quality, innovative surgical technology, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing company, in Jacksonville. The company will focus on 3D printing, create at least 25 new jobs and invest more than $5 million with the potential for future growth.


Medtronic Xomed, a manufacturer of surgical solutions,was looking to expand its surgical technologies headquarters. Medtronic was deciding between either Jacksonville or its Texas facility for expansion.