Transformational Times for Jacksonville & Northeast Florida
Florida Trend magazine recently highlighted Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region in a profile spotlight about the area’s continual innovation and transformation. The seven counties of Northeast Florida are embarking on an exciting period with a number of projects that are changing the face of the region, including mixed-use communities and economic development initiatives.
Transportation officials are planning for the future growth of the area with projects that will change how people move around downtown, including the development of The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)’s new Regional Transportation Center, and new highways to move drivers faster between counties with the completion of the first leg of the First Coast Expressway.
With more than $1 billion in projects on the horizon, the future of downtown Jacksonville is exciting. And the wide variety of entertainment and lifestyle options continue to appeal to both residents and visitors.
Northeast Florida is a sweet spot for hiring top talent as the region provides a younger demographic for prospective employers, with training opportunities throughout the area.
Unique logistics assets make Northeast Florida ripe for business expansion and growth. Momentum continues to build in the region’s health care and life sciences industries as a wide range of facilities and a growing biotechnology industry support cutting-edge medical products and services.
The military provides an important training ground for businesses in the region and has spawned a growing aerospace industry. Jacksonville is historically Florida’s banking capital, and Northeast Florida continues to be a center of financial activity.
Home to three Fortune 500 companies, four Fortune 1000 companies and several industry leaders, Jacksonville and Northeast Florida are continuing to change how residents live, work and play.