City of Jacksonville


JSEB Program Awards More Than $13.8 million to Small Businesses

November 26, 2016
Successful small businesses are transforming Jacksonville’s economy. 

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added Nearly 29,000 Jobs Over the Year

October 21, 2016
Governor Rick Scott announced today that Jacksonville area businesses created 28,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in September. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in September, a decline of 0.4 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 17,900 private-sector jobs across the state during September 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,222,500 jobs.

Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Hermine

September 06, 2016
Governor Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support local small businesses impacted by Hurricane Hermine. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm and recovery efforts. The application period is from today through October 31, 2016.

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added 22,200 New Jobs Over the Year

August 19, 2016
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 22,200 new private-sector jobs over the year in July. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, a decline of 0.8 percentage point in the last year.

Deutsche Bank Expansion Creates 350 New Jobs in Jacksonville

August 09, 2016
Today, Governor Rick Scott and Mayor Lenny Curry highlighted Deutsche Bank’s ongoing expansion during a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Jacksonville campus.

World’s Largest Internet-based Retailer to Open Fulfillment Center on Jacksonville’s northside

July 27, 2016
More than 1,500 new jobs available to citizens
 today announced plans for an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in northwest Jacksonville. The company will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs at the site when the facility opens. The news marks the single largest jobs announcement in Jacksonville history.

KLS Martin Group Establishing First U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Jacksonville

July 20, 2016
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced The KLS Martin Group, a global leader in innovative surgical technology, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Jacksonville. KLS Martin Manufacturing will create at least 25 new jobs and invest more than $5 million in the local community. The KLS Martin Group currently employs more than 150 Floridians. 

Mercedes-Benz USA to Expand in Jacksonville

July 05, 2016
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), a division of Daimler AG, will be relocating an engineering services division from New Jersey to Jacksonville. The company is adding the engineering services division to its Quality Evaluation Center (QEC) in Jacksonville. The 50 jobs will be a mix of employees relocating to Northeast Florida and new hires from the local market. Mercedes-Benz currently employs more than 100 Floridians at the Jacksonville facility. 

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Added More Than 25,000 New Jobs Over the Year

March 14, 2016
Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville area added 25,600 new private-sector jobs over the year in January. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percent over the year to 4.9 percent in January. Florida has added 1,060,800 private sector jobs since 2010. Governor Scott will celebrate this great news today on his five-city “Million, Billion Jobs Victory Tour.”

Governor Scott Announces FIS Expansion Will Create 250 New Jobs in Jacksonville

March 07, 2016
Today, Governor Scott announced that FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, is expanding its presence in Jacksonville and will be creating 250 new jobs. The expansion will also generate a capital investment of over $2 million in the local community. FIS currently has nearly 1,100 employees in Duval County and employs more than 4,500 Floridians statewide.

Ernst & Young LLP to Open Client Service Delivery in Jacksonville, Adding 450 New Jobs

March 03, 2016
Mayor Lenny Curry and EY announced this morning Ernst & Young LLP will open a client service delivery center in Jacksonville that will create 450 highly-skilled jobs over the next four years. The center will further enhance EY’s ability to help clients streamline and improve business operations and manage risk in order to achieve cost savings and maintain their competitive advantage. The project was approved unanimously last month by City Council.

Macquarie Expansion to Create 120 Jobs in Jacksonville

February 24, 2016
Governor Rick Scott and Mayor Lenny Curry joined Macquarie Group to celebrate the opening of their global financial services center in Jacksonville that will create more than 120 new jobs over the next two years. The company chose Florida to locate their global financial services center over nearly 20 other locations in the US and around the world. Macquarie first announced its expansion in Florida in July 2015 and has already added 65 employees. 


Kaman Aircraft Corporation Created 165 Jobs for Jacksonville Families

February 04, 2016
Mayor Lenny Curry joined Governor Rick Scott at Kaman Aircraft Corporation in Jacksonville to highlight the company’s recent expansion. Kaman has created 165 new jobs since 2011, with plans to ultimately create 200 new jobs for local families. Kaman is a global aerospace and industrial manufacturer and distributor, with 430 employees in Jacksonville and more than 700 employees across Florida. The expansion of their operation also created a capital investment of more than $30 million in Duval County.

300 New Jobs Expected Based on Fidelity Investments Expansion

October 27, 2015
In a joint news conference today, Mayor Lenny Curry, City Council President Greg Anderson, and JAXUSA Partnership and Fidelity Investments® officials announced that the company plans to add 300 jobs over the coming three years as part of an expansion of its Customer Contact Center in Jacksonville, pending approval of state and local incentives.

Macquarie Group Chooses Jacksonville for Expansion Into Southeast

July 30, 2015
Move Will Create 123 Local Financial Services Jobs

International financial services company Macquarie Group will open an office in Downtown Jacksonville, creating 123 highly skilled jobs over the next two years.

The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved the project on Tuesday as Project Post, and Macquarie officials announced today they selected Jacksonville as the home for these jobs, which have an average annual wage of more than $64,000.
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