Life Sciences

Our idyllic waterways possess healing powers. Situated alongside these bodies of water sits a world-class health care system encompassing more than 20 high-profile health care facilities, research and innovation, and a rapidly growing biomedical community.

1 in 8 Jobs In Health care Industry

121,500+ Skilled Workforce Talent

1.9 Million Residents & Growing

The region’s leading health care landscape consists of one of only three Mayo Clinics, one of six Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centers, the UF Proton Therapy Institute and cutting-edge medical companies including Medtronic, McKesson, Availity, Forcura and many others.

Technology and exploration are at the forefront of the way we do business in the region’s life sciences industry. Medical device manufacturing, clinical trials, translational research and biomedical sciences are just a few of the specialties in the area.

With a skilled workforce of more than 121,500, employment growth in the life sciences industry continues to outpace the national average.

Local life science companies cite the benefits of having top-notch programming for their field with the area’s leading educational institutes of University of North Florida (UNF), Jacksonville University (JU) and Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ).

The area’s proximity to the University of Florida and Florida State University further allows companies to tap into the growing talent base of skilled health care graduates.