Jacksonville has been highly ranked by numerous independent organizations and publications. From its low tax burden to high quality of life, Jacksonville soars above other cities in side-by-side comparisons. This translates into big returns for Jacksonville companies and an inherent advantage over their out-of-town competition.

Here is just a sample of Jacksonville's many rankings and accolades:

  • Among "The 15 best cities in the U.S. to find tech talent" (Forrester Research Inc. - 2018)
  • "The 10 Best Big Cities to Live in Right Now" (Money Magazine - 2018) 
  • No. 5 "Most Popular Cities to Which Millennials are Moving" (SmartAsset - 2018)
  • No. 2 "Most Up-&-Coming Cities in America" (Time - 2017)
  • Best City for Intermodal Access (Global Trade magazine - 2017)
  • No. 9 "Hottest Cities for Tech Jobs" (Time - 2017)
  • No. 2 “10 US cities where everyone wants to live right now” (Business Insider - 2017)
  • No. 7 “Best Cities for Job Seekers” (Indeed.com - 2017)
  • No. 1 "10 Hottest Real Estate Markets To Watch In 2017" (Trulia - 2016)
  • No. 36 "Top 200 best places for business and careers" (Forbes - 2016)
  • Top U.S. logistics hub (Global Trade magazine - 2016)
  • No. 2 "Best city for tech (outside CA and NY)" (Datafox - 2016)
  • “5 Surprising Foodie Cities to Visit Right Now” (Forbes Travel Guide - 2016)
  • No. 16  “24 Best Places to Live in the South" (Business Insider - 2016)
  • No. 34 “The 50 best places to live in America” (Business Insider - 2016)
  • No. 2 “Best Airport by Region: North America Category” (Airport Council International - 2016)
  • Among the top cities and regions in the world for fostering successful startup businesses (USC – Marshall School of Business - 2016)
  • No. 2 "City with the most vibrant employment scene" (Forbes - 2015)
  • Laura Street – “One of America’s Five Great Streets” (American Planning Association - 2015)
  • “Top Secretly Cool City Where You Can Still Get in on the Ground Floor” (Huffington Post - 2015)
  • No. 5 "Best city to find work in the U.S." (Forbes - 2015)
  • Top 15 "North American ports based on port infrastructure capabilities and strength of industrial real estate market" (CBRE Group’s “North America Ports Logistics Annual Report” - 2015)
  • No. 1 “U.S. Cities Where Hispanics Are Doing The Best Economically” (Forbes - 2015)