October 28, 2011
It is almost game time! Mayor Alvin Brown will be available to talk with the media about the Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic and his plan to make Jacksonville a destination for major sporting events. He will also tour RV City and the BBQ Competition Block Party.
                        


October 26, 2011
Mayor Alvin Brown and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will host a news conference to provide information on relevant traffic updates, as well as many of the entertainment options and activities available for residents and visitors during the Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic.

A stunning view of Jacksonville's Siter City, Curitiba, Brazil
October 21, 2011
Encouraging Future Job Growth Is Key Focus in Delegation Trip

A delegation of Jacksonville business leaders, including Mayor Alvin Brown and JAXUSA Partnership President Jerry Mallot, will join Gov. Rick Scott in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a five-day economic development mission to promote Northeast Florida and help attract new business.


The mission, organized by Enterprise Florida, provides an opportunity to interact and build relationships with international companies and industry leaders who may consider expanding or relocating to the region.

Mayor Brown Celebrates First 100 Days in Office
October 12, 2011

Mayor Alvin Brown is celebrating his first 100 days in office as Jacksonville’s chief executive – 100 days that saw the administration take significant steps forward on many of the mayor’s goals.

“When I took office, I said that I would achieve a balanced budget without new taxes or fees, streamline government so that it is more effective and efficient, promote economic development, and work to help our public schools,” said Mayor Brown. “In just over three months, we have made progress in each of those areas. Much work remains to be done, but I’m pleased that we are closer to moving Jacksonville to the next level.”

Mayor Brown pictured with other panel participants
October 11, 2011

Florida’s high-tech companies provide 292,000 jobs paying good wages out of a total payroll of $19.9 billion.

Mayor Alvin Brown hosted a panel discussion during the 10th Annual Florida Black Expo to explore how the expansion of broadband Internet can help put people to work.

 

8th Annual art in the Park flyer
October 04, 2011
Please join us for JaxParks’ 8th Annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 8 on the Northbank Riverwalk. Activities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the Riverwalk between the Jacksonville Landing and CSX. Our partners include the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville Public Library, MOSH, Cummer Museum and Cathedral Arts Project. The event offers free interactive art and entertainment for the entire family. We hope to see you there.
Charlie Barth and previous Film Legacy Award recipients.
September 23, 2011
At the 11th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception, hosted by the city’s Film and Television office, Charlie Barth (photo, first row, center) was honored with the Film Legacy Award that recognizes his achievements and contributions to the local film industry.
A Saft employee oversees the robotic operation.
September 16, 2011
Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, inaugurated the world’s most advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory at the Cecil Commerce Center on the Jacksonville Westside. 

“Having a renowned international company such as Saft choose Jacksonville is a major step in building the economy of tomorrow,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown at the Friday opening. “The new plant gives us high-tech jobs to help put Jacksonville back to work and is a great example of the good that can come from the public and private sectors working together.” 
Smoke hangs over the city of Jacksonville skyline.
September 14, 2011
The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental and Compliance Department issued an air quality alert Tuesday, Sept. 13, due to an excess of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter. Elevated levels of particulate matter are a result of the wildfires that are burning in adjacent counties.

Teal Deals Certificate Book promotion
September 09, 2011
It really is Go Time, isnt’ it? The Jacksonville Jaguars began their regular season Sunday, Sept. 11, against the Tennessee Titans with no television blackout. 

And there's more Jaguars excitement!

For a limited time, you can purchase the TealDeals certificate book, a $3,000 value of gift certificates from local businesses, for only $50. Previously, only Jaguars season ticket owners could purchase this certificate book so be sure to take advantage of this generous offer. This offer can only be purchased on doubletakedeals.com.

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