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Florida Aims for $100 billion in Tourism Spending by 2020

September 26th, 2015 · Leave a Comment


The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has reported that Florida hopes to bring in $100 billion in tourism funds by 2020.

The Sept. 1 article states:

“The influx will come from the experience rather than filling more hotel beds. Florida currently sees about

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Report: Florida job creation slowed in July

August 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment


Florida added 13,700 private sector jobs in July, the weakest monthly performance so far this year, according to a recent report, per an Aug. 12 article by the Tampa Bay Times.

The article states that an estimate from payroll-processing …

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Macquarie Group to Create 123 Jobs in Jacksonville

August 9th, 2015 · Leave a Comment


International financial services company Macquarie Group will open an office in Downtown Jacksonville, creating 123 highly skilled jobs over the next two years.

The Jacksonville City Council recently unanimously approved the project as Project Post, and Macquarie officials announced they …

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Jacksonville Ranked #5 on Forbes’ “Best” List

June 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment


A recent article by Forbes ranked the best and worst places in the U.S. to find employment this spring, and Jacksonville was ranked #5.

Learn more and read the article in its entirety here.

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Career Academies Create Pipeline of Emerging Talent

June 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment


Based on a recent article by JAXUSA Partnership, workforce availability, over and above incentives or other factors, is driving the decision-making process for companies looking at Northeast Florida for relocation or expansion. Companies look to the pipeline of emerging …

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Vistakon, Fanatics and Safariland all Choose to Expand in JAX

June 7th, 2015 · Leave a Comment


Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. is continuing to expand operations in Jacksonville pending approval of local incentives, as reported in the JAXUSA Partnership newsletter. The company selected Jacksonville over Ireland to grow its manufacturing capabilities, …

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ULI and NAIOP to Co-Host Economic Development Forum

August 29th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida and NAIOP of Northeast Florida (NAIOP) will host a joint luncheon event on Thursday, Sept. 12 featuring guest speakers Michael Iannella, chief operations officer for Deutsche Bank for Central Florida; Ricky Caplin, CEO of The HCI Group; and Thomas Alcide, president of Saft America.

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NAIOP to Host Luncheon Featuring Ted Carter April 25

March 21st, 2013 · Leave a Comment

NAIOP of Northeast Florida, the region’s commercial real estate authority and trade association, will host a luncheon on April 25 at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel featuring Ted Carter, executive director of Jacksonville’s Office of Economic Development.

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Chambers Unite to Support Regional Agenda

February 20th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Recommendations designed to take the Northeast Florida economy to a new level are outlined in the Northeast Florida 2013 Advocacy Agenda. The agenda was developed with collaborative input from chambers of commerce and other local leaders to identify priorities and opportunities for job growth and creation throughout the region. The agenda outlines local, state and federal issues in six areas that will impact future economic growth in the region. The six areas include: business climate, small business, physical infrastructure, workforce, education and military.

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ULI and NAIOP To Host Joint Luncheon Sept. 19

September 6th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida and NAIOP of Northeast Florida (NAIOP) will host a joint luncheon event on Sept. 19 featuring guest speakers Alan Verlander, executive director of Sports and Entertainment for the City of Jacksonville; Matt Rapp, executive director of THE PLAYERS Championship; and Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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