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Whether you’re looking for top talent, a high quality of life or a friendly business climate, JAX ranks as a top region across the board. Check out what others are saying about Northeast Florida.

JAX Named Best City for Intermodal Access

Global Trade Magazine

October 2017

Mayo #1 Hospital in the Nation

U.S. News

August 2017

JAX is the 9th Hottest City for Tech Jobs Now

ZipRecruiter

June 2017

JAX is the #12 Best City for Young Professionals

Forbes

May 2017

Fernandina Beach ranks #1 Place to Live on the Coast

Huffington Post

April 2017

JAX #7 Best City for Job Seekers

Money

May 2017

JAX #2 City to Invest in Housing

Forbes

April 2017

St. Augustine #1 U.S. Destination for Travel

Money

March 2017

UNF’s Coggin College of Business Named One of the Southeast’s Best Business Schools for 10 Years

Princeton Review

March 2017

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Florida #1 for Participation on the Advanced Placement Exams

College Board

March 2017

Florida’s Economy #7 in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report

March 2017

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Florida #1 State for Higher Education

U.S. News

March 2017

JAX #3 Best City for Veterans

Veterans United

March 2017

St. Johns County named Healthiest County in Florida

County Health Rankings

March 2017

JAX #5 Fastest-Growing City in America

Forbes

February 2017

Florida #4 State in AP Exam Scores

College Board

February 2017

JAX in Top 50 Best Places to Live in the USA

U.S. News & World Report

February 2017

JAX Tops List of 10 Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2017

Forbes

January 2017

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Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Top 100 Worldwide in Ticket Sales

Pollstar

January 2017

Cedar House Inn in St. Augustine Named #1 B&B in the U.S

TripAdvisor

January 2017

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University #1 for Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report

January 2017

JAX in Top 10 Best Cities to Live in 2017

Trulia

December 2016

#9 in Metros with the Highest Levels of Capital Investment Worldwide per Capita

Inc.

October 2016

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Top 40 Best Places for Business and Careers

Forbes

October 2016

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Stanton College Prep Ranks #6 on the 500 Best High Schools list

Newsweek

October 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University #2 Undergraduate Engineering Program in Florida

U.S. News

September 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University #1 Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering Program in Florida

U.S. News

September 2016

Florida #7 in Overall Top State for Doing Business

Area Development

September 2016

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Florida #4 in Cost of Doing Business

Area Development

September 2016

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JAX #11 Best U.S. City for Culture

Business Insider

August 2016

JAX ranked 5th in Market in terms of Gender Diversity in Tech Occupations

CBRE

July 2016

Northeast Florida #4 Largest Increase in Tech Talent Growth in North America

CBRE

July 2016

JAX Selected as a Top U.S. Logistics Hub

Global Trade Magazine

July 2016

JAX #11 in Increasing Millennial Population

CBRE

July 2016

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JAX #4 Sweet Spot for Homeownership

Zillow

June 2016

Florida #4 on the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Index

Tax Foundation

June 2016

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#21 Best Metropolitan Market for Female Entrepreneurs

Small Business Trends

June 2016

St. Augustine #4 in America’s Favorite Towns

Travel + Leisure

June 2016

Top 20 Best Cities for Summer Travel

Forbes

May 2016

JAX Added the 12th Most People of Any City in America

U.S. Census Bureau

May 2016

#2 Hot Spot Where Americans are Moving Right Now

Realtor.com

May 2016

#2 Best Cities for Tech (Outside CA & NY)

Datafox

May 2016

#16 Best Place to Live in the South

Business Insider

March 2016

Atlantic Beach, Vilano Beach named in Top 10 Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Beach Communities

Fodor Travel

January 2016

Palm Coast ranked among 50 Best Cities to Live

24/7 Wall St.

November 2015

JAX ranked 2nd in Nation for Favorable Small Business Sentiment

Thumbtack.com

November 2015

Laura Street Named One of the Top 5 Streets in the Nation

American Planning Association

October 2015

JAX’s Foreign Trade Zone is #3 in the World

fDi magazine

October 2015

UNF Doctorate of PT program ranked #1 in the U.S.

GraduatePrograms.com

October 2015

Veterans Memorial Arena ranked #1 for Attendance & Ticket Sales During the First Half of 2015

Venues Today

August 2015

#14 Best City for Vets to Live In

Military Times

June 2015

JAX ranks #2 for Affordable Vacations

GOBankingRates

May 2015

5th Top Southern City for Jobs Right Now

ZipRecruiter Hiring Demand Index

April 2015

#2 City With the Most Vibrant Employment Scene

Forbes

March 2015

JAX is the 4th Fastest Growing Market for Bachelor’s Education Attainment

Site Selection Group

February 2015

#1 City Where Hispanics Are Doing the Best Economically

Center for Opportunity Optimism

February 2015

3rd Best Airport in Service Quality for North America

Airports Council International

February 2015

Top 20 Opportunity City for Asians and African Americans

Center for Opportunity Optimism

February 2015

JEA ranked #3 in the U.S. & #1 in Florida in Customer Satisfaction survey

J.D. Power & Associates

January 2015

Jacksonville University’s EMBA Program Recognized as a Nationwide Tier 1 Program

CEO Magazine

January 2015

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#3 Digital City in the U.S.

Center for Digital Government

November 2014

JAX Tops List of Best Cities for Logistics Infrastructure

Global Trade

November 2014

JAX is a Top 15 Metro Area Attracting Millennials

NewGeography

August 2014

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JAX #7 Happiest Area in the Country

Time

July 2014

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Flagler County is the 7th Best Small Place for Business and Careers

Forbes

June 2014

UNF Named One of the Best Regional Universities

U.S. News & World Report

June 2014

Amelia Island Named One of America’s Best Beach Towns

Travel and Leisure

May 2014

Nemours, St. Vincent’s Named on 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare List

Becker's Healthcare

May 2014

#3 Best City to Find Employment

Forbes

May 2014

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Top 10 City Attracting College Grads

Forbes

April 2014

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JAX Has Potential to Generate the Most Solar Power in Florida

Environment America Research & Policy Center

April 2014

Top 10 for America’s New Brainpower Cities

NewGeography

April 2014

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#15 of the Top 20 Fastest-Growing Metro Areas

U.S. Census Bureau

April 2014

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JAX #1 Best City to Start a Business

WalletHub

March 2014

Florida’s Public Schools Placed 6th in Quality Counts Rankings

Education Week

January 2014