hand with pen drawing on notepad above desk filled with coffee, pencils and other office supplies
May 31, 2017
One-on-One Support to be Offered to New Small Business Owners
Cutting the ribbon for Metal Container Corporation's expanded facility on May 16, 2017, creating 75 new jobs.
May 19, 2017
Governor Rick Scott announced today that Jacksonville area businesses added 19,000 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest since November 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,355,700 new private-sector jobs.
DIA WiFi Project Map highlighting locations throughout downtown Jacksonville where wifi hotspots have been placed
April 28, 2017
City, DIA Launch Free Public Wi-Fi Network
downtown jacksonville buildings
April 24, 2017
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 23,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in March, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses created 233,800 new jobs, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,353,000.
woman working on a laptop at a desk filled with brightly colored office supplies
March 27, 2017
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 25,200 new private-sector jobs over the year in February. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in February, down 0.1 percentage point from one year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses created 239,800 new jobs, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,346,200.
View of downtown Jacksonville from Friendship Fountain.
March 13, 2017
Governor Rick Scott announced today that Jacksonville area businesses created 17,900 new private-sector jobs over the year in January. The area’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in January. Florida businesses created 260,600 new private-sector jobs across the state in the last year, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,343,100.
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  
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