News & Insights

The Jacksonville region is constantly growing and changing. Check back here regularly for the latest developments in Northeast Florida.

Area Development Magazine Ranks Jacksonville Among Top 15 Most Attractive Metro Areas For Business

Posted on December 20, 2010

“Jacksonville offers a pro-business environment and a highly skilled workforce, which appeals to forward-thinking companies,” said Jerry Mallot, president of Cornerstone, the economic development arm…Read More

Florida Trend Highlights Northeast Florida’s International Connections

Posted on October 6, 2010

Jacksonville proved to be the perfect low-cost entry point city for Saft America’s new $200-million manufacturing plant. Two-thirds of the 50 million people living in…Read More

Cecil Commerce Center Gets Funding for Spaceport Study

Posted on October 6, 2010

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority has announced a grant of nearly $105,000 to develop a master plan for a commercial spaceport at Cecil Commerce Center. Plans…Read More

Mercedes-Benz Centralizes Southern Operations in Jacksonville Facility

Posted on September 9, 2010

“This was a no-brainer,” said Kevin Sreenan, the company’s general manager for the Southern region. “This suited our needs perfectly,” he said. Mercedes-Benz has turned…Read More

Jacksonville Labor Base Ready for Large Manufacturers, Officials Say

Posted on August 18, 2010

But in this soured economy of tightened credit and shrinking disposable incomes, even the nation’s most visible motorcycle brand has experienced stress. U.S. sales of…Read More

Jacksonville Foreign Trade Zone Ranked Third in the World

Posted on June 28, 2010

FDi Magazine found that, of the 700 economic zones analyzed, Jacksonville’s has the third best port zone for the coming year, following the zones of…Read More

NorthgateArinso Plans to Move North American Headquarters to Jacksonville

Posted on April 28, 2010

The relocation of the headquarters would move 10 to 20 senior executives to Jacksonville after NorthgateArinso completes its acquisition of Convergys' human resource division. Mayor…Read More

Jacksonville Well-Suited for Privatized Space Industry

Posted on April 20, 2010

Even though NASA is winding down the space shuttle program, Florida is still an ideal site for private shuttle launches and as the industry tightens…Read More

JAX Aviation has $2.9 Billion Impact

Posted on March 26, 2010

Jacksonville International Airport, Cecil Field, Craig Municipal Airport and Herlong Airport employ nearly 29,900 people, according to the “Florida: Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study.” The…Read More

Boeing Contract Adds Jobs to Cecil

Posted on March 22, 2010

The modification of F-16 aircraft into 126 QF-16 drones will begin in May 2011, said Boeing spokesman Forrest Gossett. The contract should add 40 jobs…Read More