Blog Posts

On July 15, Mayor Lenny Curry presented his sixth budget to the Jacksonville City Council via a Zoom Conference call. 
I have many fond memories of visiting the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) with school friends in the late-80’s, and now with my family. This museum means a lot to our city, and the partnership announced between MOSH and VyStar today will ensure that legacy is carried on in the years ahead.
This morning, I joined Governor Ron DeSantis, local college presidents, and business leaders to announce the award of more than $3.6 million through the state's Job Growth Grant Fund to develop a stronger financial technology (FinTech) workforce for our region. 
This morning, I joined the U.S. Maritime Administrator, elected officials, and leaders from SSA Marine and JAXPORT to break ground on a new international container terminal that will bring more jobs and economic opportunities to our region. 
Yesterday, I joined leaders from Mayo Clinic and Hitachi to announce their plans to build a new carbon ion cancer treatment facility at Mayo's integrated oncology facility under construction at their campus off San Pablo Rd. 
Last week, I joined Numa Saisselin and Leslie Gordon from the Florida Theatre to highlight their capital campaign to renovate and restore this historic cultural and performing arts center ahead of it's 100th anniversary. 
Earlier this year, when I said that you won't recognize Dowtnown Jacksonville in four years, I meant it. I believe that our downtown is the heart of the city and that we need a vibrant, growing core to help grow the entire community.
Earlier this month, our city witnessed the implosion of the Old City Hall Annex building on Bay Street.
 
Ever since I was a young man working my parents' television repair shop, I knew I wanted to have my own business. As an entrepreneur, I know how hard it is to build a company. As mayor, I know the incredible value small businesses bring to a community.
 
Last Tuesday, my fourth budget was unanimously approved by my colleagues on City Council.
This summer, more than 400 young men and women in our city were afforded the opportunity to gain skills and experiences to prepare them to pursue their dreams.
Earlier this year, I shared my thoughts about turning downtown’s potential into action. The recently released 2017 State of Downtown Report demonstrates these actions.
 
Last week, Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department held its second annual Vetrepreneur Summit.
Jacksonville is on the move. That fact was on full display at the grand opening of Amazon’s JAX2 Fulfillment Center in northwest Jacksonville this month.
 
Logistics is big business in Jacksonville. And it keeps getting bigger.
Great things are happening in Jacksonville and key people are taking notice.
Earlier this month, I was honored to witness the amazing heights modern technology has reached. I am inspired by the bright future that lies ahead for the City of Jacksonville due to the innovation and leadership taking place within our community.
 
For too long, Jacksonville has been described as a city with “great potential.” It’s time to turn that great potential into actions that produce great results for our citizens and communities.
 
Starting a small business can be a daunting experience. 
Having been a CPA, I’ve long known that budgets are about priorities. You can tell a lot about what an organization cares about by how it allocates resources. 
Edward Waters College (EWC) should be a beacon of light for our community. Not just because of its historic significance, but because of its many valuable contributions to our city. Today, we announced plans to strengthen those contributions.
Jacksonville is a city on the move, and we’re not stopping! Just look at these numbers…