Program Overview

The Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Fund (NWJEDF) is a public fund accessible by existing and prospective businesses in the Northwest Jacksonville area. The goals of the NWJEDF are to:
  • Create access to jobs for Northwest area residents.
  • Support the expansion of existing businesses within the Northwest area and encourage the creation of new service and retail businesses to serve the needs of the community.
  • Encourage redevelopment of vacant and underutilized buildings within the Northwest area.
  • Stimulate new investment within the Northwest area, adding to the tax base.
Guidelines and Processes
Click here to download the guidelines.

NWJEDF Boundary

Click here to download the application.

Food Desert Initiative  


Food Desert Report March 18, 2019

NWJEDF Annual Report
Click here to download a copy of the 2022 NWJEDF Annual Report.

NWJEDF Advisory Committee Members
Chair: Fred Atwill, Jr., ATWILL, LLC. 
Vice Chair: Cedrick Gibson, Florida State College at Jacksonville  
John Allmand, JAA Architecture
George Barnes, George A. Barnes Realty
Tillery Durbin, 121 Financial Credit Union
Valerie Jenkins, Wells Fargo

NWJEDF Advisory Committee Bylaws
Click here to download a copy of the bylaws.

NWJEDF Advisory Committee Meeting Times
The advisory committee meets quarterly at City Hall, 117 West Duval Street.  For current meeting information please click here.

NWJEDF Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda
January 19, 2023 Meeting Agenda

NWJEDF Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes
August 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes
June 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes
March 22, 2022 Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes
September 28, 2021 Meeting Minutes
August 24, 2021 Meeting Minutes
June 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes
April 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes
January 19, 2021 Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes
November 2019 Meeting Minutes 
August 2019 Meeting Minutes 
April 2019 Meeting Minutes
January 2019 Meeting Minutes

Staff Contacts
Joe Whitaker, (904) 255-5456, 
Michelle Stephens, (904) 255-5452, 

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