City of Jacksonville

Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Fund

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.
Download guidelines and processes
View NWJEDF Boundary Map


Click here to download the application.

Upcoming Events


Food Desert Initiative  
Legislation Reports NWJEDF Annual Report
Click here to download a copy of the 2023 NWJEDF Annual Report

NWJEDF Advisory Committee


  • Chair: Fred Atwill, Jr., ATWILL, LLC. 
  • Vice Chair: Cedrick Gibson, Florida State College at Jacksonville  
  • Philip Elson, The NDN Companies
  • George Barnes, George A. Barnes Realty
  • Tillery Durbin, 121 Financial Credit Union
  • Valerie Jenkins, Wells Fargo


Click here to download a copy of the bylaws.

Meeting Information

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

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


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