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
4 Military Installations
850,000+ Available Workforce
Leading advanced manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson Vision, Anheuser-Busch, BAE Systems, Baker Hughes, Medtronic and Northrop 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 98 million customers. Large-scale industrial parks, including Cecil Commerce Center, the largest aviation industrial park in the Southeastern United States, and Crawford Diamond Industrial Park, offer shovel-ready land and speculative structures available.
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 $6.75, which is below most major metro areas and makes the Jacksonville region an affordable and efficient location for any advanced manufacturing operation.