Metro Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Export Plan (PDF 13.1M)

Metro Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Export Market Assessment: The Case for Exports (PDF 5.5M)

In Nov. 2013, the Jacksonville metro area was selected to join a new exchange network created by the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase.

Jacksonville joins Atlanta; Greenville, S.C.; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Phoenix; Sacramento, Calif.; and Wichita, Kan., in the Exchange’s inaugural class, which will work together over the next four years to establish new metro-to-metro relationships and to share best practices in global economic development. 

As part of the Exchange, Jacksonville will first develop a regional export plan and later integrate a foreign direct investment strategy. Together these plans, which may also grow to include logistics and advanced industries, will comprise a customized global engagement strategy to strengthen the region's global economic connections and competitiveness.

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News and Updates

April 14, 2015
The Northeast Florida Global Cities team released a regional export plan outlining specific steps local business, civic and government leaders will take to promote Jacksonville’s economic development. It assesses Jacksonville’s current export climate, sets market-based goals for increasing exports and lays out an implementation plan to support local businesses in increasing exports.

Metro Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Export Plan

December 18, 2014
The Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Metropolitan Region released an export market assessment, a critical step in the development of a regional export strategy. The market assessment evaluates the region’s current export economy and its potential for growth.

New Metro Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Export Market Assessment

August 15, 2014
Jacksonville businesses want to export — but fight is on to get more interest in global trade

May 13, 2014
Northeast Florida Global Cities Initiative featured in Jacksonville Business Journal

May 8, 2014
JAXPORT Review featuring representatives from the Global Cities Initiative

Nov. 21, 2013
Global Cities News Conference Announcement at JAXPORT's Talleyrand Marine Terminal

Nov. 21, 2013
Global Cities News Release