Industries

IT &
Innovation

Skilled talent, ocean breezes and subsea fiber connectivity to more than 40 countries enable the Jacksonville region to continue to grow as a tech market and put the region on the global digital map.

40 Countries Connected via JAX NAP

$22.86 Class A Office Space

1,200+ Area IT Graduates Annually

Our coastal Network Access Point, the JAX NAP, is ideally located between Atlanta and Miami. Providing a global digital expressway, the JAX NAP reduces costs, latency and risk to provide a unique asset for businesses with significant IT needs.

Our IT & Innovation industry encompasses a diversity of sectors from software development to healthcare, logistics, e-commerce and finance technology. Major IT employers in the region include Black Knight Financial Services, Web.com, Fanatics, CSX Technology, Oracle and many more.

Cited to have North America’s fourth largest increase in tech talent, Jacksonville continues to be ranked by Forbes as one of the fastest-growing regions for high-tech jobs.

Our talent pool is growing more rapidly than the U.S. average with more than 1,200 IT graduates from the region’s colleges and universities each year. That number, coupled with the 12,000 graduates in the IT field from nearby University of Florida, adds a strong pipeline of a young skilled workforce for our area’s tech companies.

Innovation is sweeping the region, particularly in Jacksonville’s riverfront downtown. The Jacksonville region is on track to be the nation’s first smart region with sizable investments and research in sensory data collection, next-generation technology, automated vehicles and a designated innovation corridor. These strides are gaining recognition from global companies interested in setting up operations and testing technology.

The CIO Council, a forum of CIOs and senior technology leaders at the region’s top companies, share best practices, align STEM education programs and leverage relationships to enhance Northeast Florida’s breadth of IT and innovation business community and workforce. Contact Tori Foster for more information.