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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

Clay Recieves $2M for Road to Future Industrial Park Directly Adjacent to First Coast Expressway

Clay Recieves $2M for Road to Future Industrial Park Directly Adjacent to First Coast Expressway

This week Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced $16 million for projects meant to aid cities with job growth. Of that, Clay County is getting $2.06 million to build a road. Clay’s is one of six projects winning the final awards from an $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which was divvied out all year.Clay County Commission Chair Gavin Rollins said the project will help build a roadway called Atlantis Drive, which will be near the under-construction First Coast Expressway, which will start at I-10 in Duval, travel through Clay and end at I-95 in St. Johns County. The new Atlantis Drive will extend east from Trail Ridge Road.
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.

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.
Camp Blanding Named Top in the U.S. for Conservation

Camp Blanding Named Top in the U.S. for Conservation

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center was named the top military installation for conservation in the country. Camp Blanding Joint Training Center received the 2018 Military Conservation Partner Award, which is given annually by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the military installation that has done outstanding work to promote conservation on military lands. Camp Blanding was recognized for their work in conserving and rehabilitating the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
New Route Starts Service from Jacksonville International Airport

New Route Starts Service from Jacksonville International Airport

Allegiant began flights to Louisville, Kentucky Friday and will begin flights to Norfolk Virginia June 14 with introductory rates as low as $54 one way. With the new routes, announced in April, Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) will offer flights to eight destinations from Jacksonville. The two seasonal routes are expected to draw 6,000 visitors to the area each year.