Governor Rick Scott
January 20, 2017
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 22,800 new private-sector jobs in 2016. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in December, dropping by 0.1 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,262,100 jobs.
Formativ Health CEO Dennis Dowling speaking to a packed room at the news conference announcing the company's entry into Jacksonville on Jan. 17, 2017
January 17, 2017
New company to lease, build out 65,000 square feet of office space at 4875 Belfort Road
 
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Formativ Health today announced the company will lease 65,000 square feet of office space and hire up to 500 employees for a new Patient Access Services Center. 

Amazon Fulfillment Center
January 04, 2017
Jacksonville is getting a second Amazon fulfillment center, adding 1,000 more jobs to the 1,500 Amazon will create. The news comes only six months after the initial announcement to build a center on the city’s northside.
December 22, 2016
Topics Include Infrastructure, Diversity, Innovation and Ecosystem Nurturing  
Gov. Scott at the Jacksonville Zoo on Nov. 21, 2016
December 16, 2016
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 24,100 new private-sector jobs over the year in November. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in November, a decline of 0.1 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 31,600 private-sector jobs across the state during November 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,266,900 jobs.

Friendship Fountain in Downtown Jacksonville
December 09, 2016
2016 has been another record breaking year for Jacksonville’s Tourism industry, and the year is not over just yet! This month, millions of TripAdvisor users have chosen Jacksonville as the Top 10 Destination on the Rise in the U.S. during the 2016 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. 
Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business
November 26, 2016
Successful small businesses are transforming Jacksonville’s economy. 
Governor Rick Scott
October 21, 2016
Governor Rick Scott announced today that Jacksonville area businesses created 28,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in September. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in September, a decline of 0.4 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 17,900 private-sector jobs across the state during September 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,222,500 jobs.
Hurricane Hermine
September 06, 2016
Governor Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support local small businesses impacted by Hurricane Hermine. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm and recovery efforts. The application period is from today through October 31, 2016.
Governor Rick Scott
August 19, 2016
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 22,200 new private-sector jobs over the year in July. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, a decline of 0.8 percentage point in the last year.
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