City of Jacksonville


Locally-Headquartered Company Considering $300 Million Expansion

May 06, 2015
Proposed Project Would Create 100 New Jobs

Legislation being filed today by Mayor Alvin Brown could lead to a facility expansion for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVC) at its worldwide headquarters in Jacksonville. This extremely competitive opportunity would continue Jacksonville’s momentum as the go-to city for advanced manufacturing.

If the legislation is approved by City Council, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, also known locally as VISTAKON®, would add an additional 100 high-wage employees to its local workforce and invest $300 million into its Jacksonville contact lens manufacturing facility. 

New Metro Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Export Market Assessment

December 18, 2014
Report Finds Regional Companies That Export Grow Dramatically Faster

Today, the Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Metropolitan Region released an export market assessment, a critical step in the development of a regional export strategy. This strategy is part of JAX/Northeast Florida’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. Mayor Alvin Brown formed the Metro Jacksonville Global Cities team in 2013 after Jacksonville was selected as one of eight metro areas to join the new export exchange network.  The market assessment evaluates the region’s current export economy and its potential for growth.

Jacksonville's Film and Television Industry Celebrates Achievements

September 11, 2014
Local industry professionals to be honored with awards

Mayor Alvin Brown will join members of the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Motion Pictures, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville City Council, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and industry leaders to celebrate 2014’s highlights in local film and digital media production at the 14th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception.

Fortune 500 Company Finalizing Plans for Jacksonville Expansion

April 02, 2014
Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 health care company Centene Corporation, is considering expanding its presence in Jacksonville.

Sunshine Health, located on Jacksonville’s Southside, currently employs 107 people in Jacksonville and is working with city leaders on growing its local offices. A proposal to be filed with the Jacksonville City Council would add 125 new employees and invest $900,000 into the local economy. The expansion is contingent on City Council approval.

Multi-Billion Dollar Company Relocating North American Headquarters to Jacksonville

March 24, 2014
Adecco, S.A., the world’s largest staffing company and provider of human resources solutions, announced today that it plans to relocate its North American headquarters for Adecco Group North America from Melville, N.Y., to Jacksonville.

Northside Company Enhances Expansion Resulting from London Trip

March 05, 2014
Greencore USA, Inc., a publicly traded global food service company that already employs 259 people on Jacksonville’s Northside, announced that it plans a $10 million investment and expansion that would create up to 283 new jobs, pending approval of City legislation.

Mayor Commends Company for Proposing to Expand and Bring New Jobs

November 21, 2013
Bill Enables Advent Software to Expand in Jacksonville

A financial software company that employs 122 people on the Southside is proposing expansions that will allow it to create up to 123 new, full-time software development and IT client support positions in Jacksonville over the next three years, pending approval of state and local incentives.

City facilitates land purchase for new FedEx facility at AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center

October 30, 2013
A market leader in the delivery and distribution industry has now signed an agreement to build and operate a facility on the city’s Westside.

Jacksonville's film and television industry to celebrate achievements

September 05, 2013
Local producers and director to be honored

Members of the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Motion Pictures, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville City Council, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and industry leaders are gathering to celebrate this year’s highlights in local film and digital media production at the 13th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception.  On Thursday evening, local business owner Ray Hays will be presented the 2013 Jacksonville Film Industry Award, andwardrobe stylist Megan Walker and director Gustavo Cooper will be presented the 2013 Rising Star Award during the event. 

2013 Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

September 05, 2013
New Logo for Annual Game Also Unveiled

Georgia legends Matt Stinchcomb and Peter Anderson will be joined by Florida stars Jevon Kearse and Lindy Infante as the Class of 2013 for the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.

Major Expansion Projects Could Bring High-Wage Jobs to Jacksonville

August 28, 2013
City Council Approves Proposals from VISTAKON® and ETC Logistics

Two expansion projects with the potential to create more than 200 new jobs and have an estimated capital investment of more than $250 million have been approved unanimously by Jacksonville City Council.

C2C Solutions Plans to Relocate 200 Employees Downtown

June 19, 2013
Move Will Fill 30,000 Square Feet of EverBank Center

C2C Solutions intends to relocate 200 employees to Downtown Jacksonville to consolidate its office this summer in an agreement announced today.

NBA Basketball Returns to Jacksonville

June 18, 2013
Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans to Face Off in October

Continuing Jacksonville’s momentum as a destination for sports and entertainment, Mayor Alvin Brown announced today that the NBA’s Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans will kick off their 2013-14 season with a preseason game on Oct. 9.

Bank of America, Energy Intelligence Worldwide Corp. and Total Quality Logistics Announce Plans to Expand in Jacksonville

June 05, 2013
Projects Combined Will Generate Up to $14 Million in Capital Investment and
320 High-Wage Jobs

Mayor Alvin Brown and JAXUSA Partnership, a division of the JAX Chamber, announced today that Bank of America, Energy Intelligence Worldwide Corp. (EIWC) and Total Quality Logistics LLC are each proposing major expansions in Jacksonville. Combined, the companies’ projects are projected to create 320 new high-wage jobs with an average annual salary of more than $50,000 and approximately $14 million in capital investment in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Film & Television Office Accepting Nominations for Television Industry Achievement Awards

May 30, 2013
The Jacksonville Film & Television Office is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Jacksonville Film & Television Industry Achievement Award and Rising Star Award, both which recognize individuals who have made achievements in production-related careers, resulting in a positive impact on the local film and television industry.
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