"I choose Clay County to locate my high-tech company because the labor pool, which traditionally would commute an hour was readily available minutes away from our office. The move raised all of our employees quality of living and happiness, allowing me to recruit top talent and keep them."

Brian Knight
Co-Founder, Pragmatic Works


"I truly appreciate the effort you have put in to move this along!  In my 26 years in the development business, I have rarely received this type of support!"

Kent Gregory
MGB Development Group


"Clay EDC has proven to be a vital resource for Calavo's expansion into the southeast U.S.  Assisting in early-stage due diligence thru the move-in and operational start-up of our Green Cove Springs facility, Clay EDC has been a go-to source for information, contacts and relevant solutions to often complex issues."

Mike Browne
Vice President, Calavo Growers Inc.

"For any business - what could be better than 60,000 people of all skills eager to work closer to home.
Clay County has that and a high quality of life in a safe environment to raise a family.  With great schools added it's a 'no brainer' for me."
 Jerry Agresti
CEO and Founder, Developers Realty Group
"Clay County is uniquely positioned for the distribution of our marine products.  We have effectively extended our reach, decreased our freight transit times and lowered both inbound and outbound freight costs.  Lower expenses, business friendly and first class port access have combined to deliver us to the next level."

Edward Gaw
President, Hi-Liner Fishing Equipment & Tackle, Inc.

"I truly believe that our relationship with Clay EDC is one of the major reasons for our rapid ascension into the political and civic conversation in Clay.  I encourage anyone interested in getting engaged in the county on a deeper level to become a sponsor. " 

Terrance Freeman  

Regional Director, Ygrene Energy Fund

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Manufacturing Facility Picks Jaxport Over Port Tampa Bay
Manufacturing Facility Picks Jaxport Over Port Tampa Bay
Plant City EDC President Jake Austin announced to investors that Project Buckeye eliminated Plant City from its short list of potential communities. Austin told Tampa Bay Business Journal the port was in conversations with LaRose Industries for over a year and the company considered building the facility in Plant City or south Hillsborough County; however, company officials were concerned about hurricanes and the evacuation zones in south Hillsborough. "They were happy with the Plant City option, but with putting costs together, their shipments from China would be better positioned in Jacksonville due to its Asian carriers," Austin said. LaRose Industries COO Randy Tarino explained further in an email why they selected Jacksonville over Tampa Bay. "Jacksonville was eventually selected due to JaxPort’s superior advantage over the Port of Tampa as it regards the frequency of container ships from China and due the availability of a building suitable to the needs of LaRose Industries within the required time frame to move our manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse operations during the first quarter of 2019," Tarino wrote. Asian containers have been Jaxport's fastest-growing business segment for years and helped the ...
Clay County Home to Top Ranking ZIP Codes
Clay County is proud to have 5 of the top 18 ranking ZIP codes for year-over-year growth in average single-family homes in Northeast Florida.   Construction of the First Coast Express is fueling this increase.  Clay County population growth projections are by-far the largest in the region for the next 10 to 15 years.  Concurrently, 77% of Clay County residents commute into neighboring counties to work.   Clay County is home to the second highest wage earners in the region. To learn more about business opportunities in Clay County, Florida, call 904.375.9394.    
Charlotte-based Company Acquires Orange Park Office Complex
Charlotte-based Company Acquires Orange Park Office Complex
 “Our company has been looking for opportunities to grow its portfolio in Jacksonville, and with its proximity to major interstates and nearby hotels, retail and restaurants, Wells Lake Commerce Center was a great fit,” Scott Phillips, senior vice president of acquisitions for Lat Purser & Associates, said in a prepared statement. The company's Jacksonville office will lease and manage the property.
Utility Expansion to Support First Coast Expressway
Utility Expansion to Support First Coast Expressway
CCUA is in the process of selecting an engineer for the second phase but had no cost estimate for that portion of the project. Design is expected to begin in 2019 with construction targeted for early 2020. This 80-acre treatment plant will sit on what used to be the home of a secondary water treatment facility. The secondary water treatment that previously sat on the plot of land treated water to an extent, but CCUA Chief Operations Officer Jeremy Johnston, said the new facility will do significantly more to clean the water. “We use a biological treatment process that moves from aeration bays, to clarifiers and then there’s added filtration and chlorination at the end of the process, which makes sure that all of the microbes are essentially gone,” Johnston said. “It has a far lower level of nitrogen, phosphorus and other constituents in the water.” Once the water goes through this cleaning process, it is used for irrigation, not drinking water. Beyond the need for greater flow rates in the area, Johnston said CCUA also looked at nutrient levels of other plants. ...
Green Cove Springs Prepares for Population Boom
If you ask life-long locals like Ronald Roberts, they will tell you Green Cove isn’t the small town it used to be.  "At one time, I could walk the streets of Green Cove Springs and I knew nine out of every 10 people I met. Now, I don’t know one out of 10," said Roberts.  The outer beltway project is one factor. When the new highway is eventually built near Green Cove, it will bring thousands of new residents.  Another construction project will spark new growth. The Shands Bridge is being re-built taller so more shipping traffic can come through. It will be a boom for Green Cove’s port.  South Green Cove is the likely site for two new public schools in the coming years as well.  "If you just look at development on 17 Vallencourt, a construction company has moved their corporate headquarters here," said former mayor Mitch Timberlake.  Timberlake, now a city council member, says there is a lot of business going inside the city limits with new businesses, but the majority is going up right outside the town’s border in the greater Green Cove Springs area.  "We’ll probably see 50,000 people move into Green Cove in the very ...
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