Downtown Jacksonville serves as the core for economic, cultural and social activities in the region's largest city, offering an ideal location along the St. Johns River for Fortune 500 companies, businesses and residents.
As Jacksonville’s epicenter for business, history, culture, education and entertainment, the downtown core provides a hub of economic and community life. Ideally located near Interstates 95 and 10 and the city’s deep-water port, downtown Jacksonville is well positioned for accelerated growth, expansion and investment.
Three of Jacksonville’s Fortune 500 companies – CSX, FIS and Fidelity National Financial – make downtown Jacksonville their home. Other leading companies, such as TIAA Bank, Black Knight Financial Services, Haskell and Suddath, also have headquarters in the urban core, giving downtown a strong work culture with a diverse employee base.
Public-private partnerships drive opportunity downtown. More than $1 billion in capital projects are currently under construction with more than three times that amount in proposed projects slated. Recent activity includes University of North Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Florida State College at Jacksonville student housing, VyStar Credit Union’s corporate headquarters relocation and developments of the Bay Street Innovation Corridor and the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.
High demand for urban living continues to drive more young residents to downtown’s housing market. With rising downtown, talent is finding the perks to living in proximity to large firms for their careers as well as unique dining, world-class museums, sports and entertainment events, nightlife, and concerts for their lifestyles.