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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.

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.
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.
Final Phase of First Coast Expressway is Now Fully Funded

Final Phase of First Coast Expressway is Now Fully Funded

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $763 million in funding for the Phase 3 of the First Coast Expressway project through the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program. This investment includes funding for the replacement of the Shands Bridge and extension of the First Coast Expressway to I-95 in St. Johns County and is the final phase of the $1.9 billion project.