News & Insights

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

Notable Economic Development Activity Occurring in JAX

Posted on December 18, 2015

Global companies are establishing operations in the area and taking advantage of Jacksonville’s talented labor, low business costs and pro-business climate. More than 18 company…Read More

New Education Initiative To Assist Veterans

Posted on November 24, 2015

A new collaboration among the area’s colleges, including Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, Florida State College of Jacksonville and Edward Waters College, is…Read More

City Vying For Google Fiber Internet Access

Posted on November 17, 2015

Jacksonville is a growing technology hub with diverse industries and a commitment to small business growth. These are the reasons the city is invited to…Read More

Coastal Cloud Awarded as a Florida Top Company to Watch

Posted on November 10, 2015

Founded in Flagler County in 2013, Coastal Cloud has grown to 80 employees with a nearly zero percent attrition rate; has assisted over 100 private…Read More

The IKEA Impact for Economic Development

Posted on October 29, 2015

IKEA, the popular Swedish-based home furnishings retailer, has been chronicled as an economic indicator in terms of its global sales and materials sourcing. It also…Read More

Earn Up Initiative: Providing the Right Workforce

Posted on October 13, 2015

When working with site selectors looking to bring jobs to our region, we realize that major factors for consideration are location and a competitive incentive…Read More

Jacksonville Dubbed A “Secretly Cool City” by Huffington Post

Posted on October 7, 2015

A recent Huffington Post article cited Jacksonville as “a secretly cool city where you can still get in on the ground floor.” Travel writer David…Read More

JAXPORT Continues Automotive Growth

Posted on September 29, 2015

JAXPORT’s recent ranking as a top 10 fastest-growing U.S. exporting port by the Journal of Commerce shows how continued development is increasing the port’s competitiveness.…Read More

A Few Words With…..Jerry Mallot

Posted on September 14, 2015

A recent article about Jerry Mallot’s leadership on running JAXUSA Partnership in the Florida Times-Union demonstrates the organization’s integral role in closing deals with companies…Read More

$170 Million Manufacturing Expansion Announced

Posted on September 8, 2015

Anheuser-Busch will be expanding its Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility in Jacksonville, creating 75 jobs and making a $170 million capital investment in a 200,000…Read More