A delegation comprised of Jacksonville city officials, business leaders and staff from JAXUSA Partnership and JAX Chamber is embarking on the 7th annual economic development mission to the United Kingdom.
The mission will further strengthen Jacksonville’s international ties and increase economic development prospects and relationships. It coincides with the annual home game for the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium on Nov. 3.
During the trade mission, the team will tour facilities and meet with companies in the financial services/fintech, logistics, maritime and IT & innovation sectors. These industries continue to be targets for the Jacksonville region due to our available skilled talent, infrastructure and competitive business structure.
The delegation will build on Jacksonville’s growing fintech reputation through its new partnership with Innovate Finance, an association that serves as the connection and hub of the UK’s global fintech community, by learning additional ways to connect, collaborate and work closer with UK fintech companies.
A recent success in Jacksonville’s fintech industry includes the acquisition of UK-based WorldPay by Jacksonville-based fintech firm FIS, a Fortune 500 company and the largest fintech company in the world based on revenue and a leader in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions.
London has become a second home for the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team has had a presence in the United Kingdom since 2013, playing a home game in Wembley Stadium annually. Both Jaguars owner Shad Khan and the City of Jacksonville are committed to the UK for economic development growth opportunities.