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Best City for Start-Ups? Jacksonville Ranks High on Inc. List

Jacksonville is becoming a haven for entrepreneurs and startups, but do not just take our word for it. Inc.’s 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business list the Northeast Florida city as #14 citing a “steady growth of the city’s advanced manufacturing, financial services, financial technology, logistics, and health care sectors,” innovation and growth in young professional talent moving to the city.

On Inc.’s Surge ranks, Jacksonville ranks #3 in job creation, #5 in wage growth and #8 in population growth. The study highlights the particular growth in health & biomedical tech startups with local tech accelerator, PS27 Ventures investments in recent related projects and the significant number of health care facilities and hospitals like Mayo Clinic and UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

The article also mentioned the recent $25 million federal grant awarded to Jacksonville for infrastructure improvements and the high-tech innovation corridor in the works for Downtown Jacksonville, which has been attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world to relocate and invest in product development and testing.

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