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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

Jax Council Passes Major Economic Incentive Packages for Downtown, Industrial Development

Jax Council Passes Major Economic Incentive Packages for Downtown, Industrial Development

Four major economic development projects passed final legislative hurdle at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Two of those - Project Glass and Project Empire - could be the deciding factor in whether two companies decide to open distribution centers in west Jacksonville. The other two - the Jones Brothers Furniture Building and an eight-story apartment complex planned on the Southbank - could bring dozens of new residents downtown.
Clay has stake in region’s new economic plan

Clay has stake in region’s new economic plan

Officials at the JAXUSA Partnership Regional Economic Development Forum brought the public and private sector together to discuss how Duval County and its six surrounding counties can handle an incoming burst of economic growth. Clay County is a member of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Avalanche Consulting, an Austin, Texas-based economic growth consulting firm, prepared the report outlining a five-year plan on how to handle the growth.
Aundra Wallace Named President of JAXUSA Partnership

Aundra Wallace Named President of JAXUSA Partnership

Aundra Wallace will be the next president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber. JAXUSA is a private, nonprofit division of the Chamber that oversees economic development in Northeast Florida, working with regional and state partners to create jobs and generate investment.
Solar Farm Set for South of the City of Green Cove Springs

Solar Farm Set for South of the City of Green Cove Springs

A 425 acre Magnolia Springs Solar Energy Center is proposed for south of Green Cove Springs. Florida Power and Light has purchased the large parcel of land near Leno Road and Haller Airpark. Construction of the project will produce 200 to 300 local jobs for the 7 to 9 months construction period.

Challenger Center Receives Road Paving Funds

Last week, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the recipients of $16 million in grants with Clay County receiving $2,065,000 for the construction of Atlantis Drive, a road that will connect newly-opened State Road 23 to Challenger Center, a mixed-use property that can’t be developed until there’s a road to the property.
New Initiative Looks to Lure Foreign Investment to Florida

New Initiative Looks to Lure Foreign Investment to Florida

Florida launched a first-of-its-kind program this week to bring foreign investors into the state, Enterprise Florida announced Tuesday. Venture Bridge Florida, the name of the program, will help local economic development efforts by improving services offered to foreign investors and companies. The initiative targets companies with $500,000 to $20 million in sales. International trade and foreign investment accounts for about one-sixth of the state’s economic output, according to data last year. Total Florida trade is valued at $147.7 billion, according to Enterprise Florida.