News & Insights

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

St. Johns County – Bullish on Business

Posted on August 10, 2017

For most of its history, St. Johns County was essentially rural; its primary economic drivers being agriculture, tourism, and retail, with only a handful of…Read More

St. Augustine Tops List of Best Beach Towns for Quality of Life

Posted on August 10, 2017

The data, from finance site WalletHub, ranks St. Augustine as the #2 best beach town for quality of life. “To visitors, it may be better…Read More

Jacksonville Continues Partnership with the Jaguars to Attract Foreign Direct Investment

Posted on July 25, 2017

The unique coordination between the Jacksonville Jaguars and JAXUSA Partnership, the regional economic development organization in Jacksonville, Florida, is helping support job growth in Northeast…Read More

Q&A with St. Johns County economic development chief about planned, hopeful projects

Posted on July 25, 2017

She has fielded has many business inquiries this year as she did in all of 2016.The Jacksonville Business Journal sat down with Glasgow to discuss…Read More

Pilot program lets high school students conduct research with Mayo Clinic

Posted on July 10, 2017

The pilot program is called SPARK, or Science Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge. Currently, there are nine students in it. One of the…Read More

Georgia-Pacific invests $400 million in Palatka mill

Posted on July 10, 2017

The $400 million will cover costs of a paper machine, converting equipment and infrastructure to the Palatka plant which will update their operations with the…Read More

Safariland sees success after relocating acquisition to Jacksonville

Posted on June 22, 2017

After acquiring Mustang Survival in 2013 and manufacturing that line in West Virginia, they found it was a difficult, remote location to get to, especially…Read More

Jax-based Rayonier Advanced Materials to acquire Canadian paper company

Posted on June 1, 2017

The deal is expected to close during the second half of this year, and the transaction received the unanimous approval of the Boards of Directors…Read More

What’s next after LignoTech?

Posted on May 16, 2017

But what’s next in terms of economic development in the county, and where? Though Laura DiBella, executive director of Nassau County’s Economic Development Board, said…Read More

Sunshine State Shining New Light on the Banking Industry

Posted on April 21, 2017

Source: Enterprise Florida Today there are 141 commercial banks in Florida with more than $140 billion in assets, and 18 international banking conglomerates who have…Read More