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Clay County Business News

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Florida population climbs to 21.3 million

Florida population climbs to 21.3 million

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday released new estimates showing Florida had about 21.3 million residents as of July 1, cementing Florida’s place as the third most-populous state behind California and Texas. Florida also had the fifth-highest growth rate from July 2017 to July 2018, with all of the fastest-growing states in the southern and western parts of the country. Puerto Rico and nine states had population declines during the period, according to the Census Bureau.

St. Johns River State College to Add Advanced Manufacturing Program

St. Johns River State College will use a $1.38 million grant to establish an advanced manufacturing training program at the school.
St. Johns River State College Awarded Funding to Expand Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Training Program

St. Johns River State College Awarded Funding to Expand Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Training Program

St. Johns River State College awarded $1,383,237 to expand an advanced manufacturing and robotics training program that will support local manufacturing training, economic development and job growth for Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Clay Youth Connection Program Finds Home at Moosehaven

The Clay Youth Connection is an initiative that is striving to find students in the Clay County school system that are temporarily displaced and give them a place to live, so that a lack of sleep on a proper bed, or a void of breakfast, will no longer be a hurdle they face in their high school education. Moosehaven is providing rooms, food, relationships with the elderly and even jobs for the two teenagers that are a part of the initiative. Moosehaven is the breakfast before school, the bed to sleep on at night, the home over their heads that these two young adults haven’t had for the past few years, if not longer.

Clay Supports Manufacturing Sector with Workforce Initiative

A partnership between St. Johns River State College, Clay Economic Development Corporation, Clay School District Career and Technical Education, and local manufacturing sector business partners is working to create a Production Technician Certificate to give workers an entry point into the field.