Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, one of the top employers in Jacksonville, recently announced that it will expand its facilities in Jacksonville. The company’s expansion will add 100 new jobs to the region and increase the dominance of Northeast Florida’s life sciences industry.
A partnership between Enterprise Florida, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, City of Jacksonville and JAXUSA Partnership were essential to the development of this project.
Through the expansion, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care will establish a medical device laboratory development center and transfer for the Americas. The company also plans to add five new production lines and create a division-wide Center of Excellence for 3D printing.
Governor Scott said, “I am excited to announce that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has chosen to create 100 new jobs and expand in Florida. Since December 2010, more than 879,000 private-sector jobs have been added in Florida and we have cut taxes 50 times, including eliminating the sales tax on manufacturing equipment, which shows that Florida’s business-friendly environment makes it easier for companies to grow and thrive. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care chose Florida for this expansion out of any other place in the country. I look forward to even more announcements like this as companies realize Florida is the best place to do business.”