#2 City

For Tech Job Growth

City is ranked #2 for Tech Job Growth by Forbes Magazine.

7th Largest

municipal utility

JEA is the 7th largest municipal utility in the U.S.

80+

Career Academies

The region boasts 80+ career academies and more than 20 are nationally recognized.

20 Major

Banks, Insurance and Investment Services Firms

on the Forbes' Global 500 list have operations in JAX

JD Power

Ranking

JEA is one of the few utilities in the U.S. to earn a top ranking.

#5 Best Places to Live

CNN Money Magazine ranks St. Johns County one of the best.

2,000+

K-12 Students

Participating in FIRST Robotics public school programs

38 Median

Age

The median age of our population is four years younger than Florida's.

20+ Higher Learning

Institutions

Talented and skilled graduates graduate each year from top learning institutes.

10 Airports

More than 25+ non-stop flights operate daily to major cities.

#1 Utility

Most Admired Company

Fortune magazine named FPL #1 "Most Admired Company" for 7 straight years.

4 Fortune

1000 Companies

We have more Fortune 1000 headquarters than any other city in Florida.

Above Average

Exam Scores

Students scored higher than state and national averages on AP exams.

$4.05

Cost Per square foot

We have a very competitive industrial leasing rate.

JAX NAP

Northeast Florida Network Access Point

Completed in JAX, the telecom industry's version of a major hub airport or Tier-1 level routing site.

#1 School District

in Florida

Florida Department of Education ranks St. Johns County top district in Florida.

Fastest Growing

Inc.com named Availity one of its 500 fastest-growing health care companies.

#6 Tech City

Forbes Magazine Ranks City in its Top Ten for IT jobs.

3 Major

Interstates

Our highways can reach 50 million people in an 8-hour drive time.

4 Logistics

Sectors

All four logistical sectors intersect in region: rail, maritime, air and road.

4 Megasites

Our land is certified and shovel-ready for any size project.

3,000

Skilled Veterans

Our workforce includes talented military workers who return to the private sector and stay in our region.

1 Licensed

Spaceport

Our area has the only private, licensed commercial spaceport on the East Coast.

Top 10

Duval High Schools

Jacksonville is home to 10 nationally recognized high schools.

20+ Hospitals

Top advanced medical institutions are located here to serve the region.

Highly Productive

We are one of the most sought-after manufacturing regions in the Southeast.

#1 Industrial

Park

Cecil Commerce Center is the largest industrial park in the Southeast.

875 Square

Miles

Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States.

3 Fortune 500

Companies

CSX, FNF and FIS are headquartered here.

51 Years

Since a Hurricane Made Landfall

Northeast Florida is the least likely to be hit by a hurricane on the East or Gulf Coasts.

Best Small Town

Fodor's Travel Guide lists St. Augustine as one of the 10 Best Small Towns in America.

790,000+

Working Age Adults

Our region has a population that is ready to work.

3 Major

Railroads

Area has a robust intermodal transportation system.

0 Taxes

We have no taxes on corporate franchises, inventory, foreign income or personal income.

St. Augustine

#1 U.S. Destination for Travel

Money Magazine named city best in the nation for travel.

16.7 Percent

A large portion of our workforce is in the health care and bioscience industries.

1 Mayo Clinic

The world-class health care facility is located in our region.

7 Counties

The Northeast Florida region is comprised of seven distinct counties.

80+

Industry Headquarters

Area has many corporate, regional and division companies headquartered here.

15% Lower

Construction Costs

The cost of constructing new facilities here is lower than the U.S. average.

Largest Utility

In Florida

FPL serves nearly 4.6 million customers and is a leading employer in the state.

3 Marine

Terminals

JAXPORT handles more than eight million tons of cargo annually.

Top ACT Score

in Florida

Stanton College Prep has the top ACT scores in the state

$16.86

Cost Per square foot

Our leasing rate for office space compares favorably to other major metropolitan areas.

Flagler County

7th Best for Business

Flagler County ranks as the 7th best small place for business and careers

4th Fastest

Growing Import Port

JAXPORT is one of the fastest growing ports in the nation and ranked 10th for exports out of US ports.

100+ Aviation

Defense Contractors

Our aviation workforce is comprised of skilled defense contractors.

25 Minutes

Our average commute time is significantly less than any other major city.

1.6 Million

People

Residents value our city to live, work and play.