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CSX

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Downtown Jacksonville

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PSS World Medical

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Prudential

Businesses

Thinking of starting a new business? Jacksonville is the place. From our extensive medical industry to the Fortune 500 companies headquartered here, Money is our middle name!

  • Fortune is out with its annual ranking of the nation's 500 largest companies and Jacksonville has three companies on the list: 
  1. 231. CSX
  2. 426. Fidelity National Information Services
  3. 316. Fidelity National Financial 
  • JAXPORT, Jacksonville’s port, is one of the largest commercial cargo ports on the Atlantic Coast. JAXPORT is No. 1 in the United States in vehicle exports. More than 65,000 jobs are related to port activity, which creates an economic impact of almost $19 billion annually.
  • Jacksonville Ranks 3rd Among Top Digital Cities (for the 2nd year in a row). - Center for Digital Government (2015)
  • Jacksonville is number 3 on the list of 10 Best Cities For Finding Employment Right Now. Forbes, (2013). According to the magazine "No 3. Jacksonville is another example of city with a diverse and highly educated labor force. With unemployment at 6.5%, Jacksonville is seeing the heaviest hiring in higher education, healthcare, IT, food services, transportation and logistics, and government work from the city’s three military bases."
  • Jacksonville has the 2nd Fastest Growing Tech Services Base in the country, with an average salary of $72,913 annually. Forbes. (2013) 
  • Jacksonville was named No. 25 on the list of the Nation’s 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas for Starting a Small Business. Bizjournals. (2013) 
  • Four Jacksonville-based companies, Fidelity National Information Systems, Landstar System, MPS Group and PSS World Medical, rank in the Top 10 Most Admired Companies in Florida. Fortune Magazine, 2010. 
  • Jacksonville is the 9th least stressful metro area in the U.S. Bizjournals, 2008.
  • Jacksonville is the 13th best place to launch a new business, up from 25th in 2009. Portfolio.com, 2010. 
  • According to an article written by MarketWatch, Jacksonville ranked 28th out of 101 Best U.S. Cities for Business.  Marketwatch, 2010.
  • Jacksonville was selected as a top 15 most attractive city for doing business. Area Development Magazine.
  • Jacksonville is one of the Industry Hotspots for Aerospace & Aviation and Business Support Services. AngelouEconomics, 2012.
  • Jacksonville ranked in the top 10 list for the Best Cities for Technology Jobs. Forbes (2011)
  • Jacksonville was ranked in the top 25 Innovation Cities Global Index. 2thinknow. (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Jacksonville ranks as one of the nation’s Best Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs. Forbes, 2011.
  • Jacksonville ranked 4th in the list of Cities with the Biggest Growth in Tech Jobs. Bloomberg Businessweek’s, 2011.
  • Jacksonville placed in the top 20 in the list for Cities of the Future. New Geography, 2011. 
  • Dozens of Jacksonville law firms are listed among America’s best law firms. U.S. News and World Reports, 2010. 
  • Jacksonville’s foreign trade zone ranks 3rd in the world. Foreign Direct Investment Magazine, 2010. 
  • Jacksonville is the highest ranked city in Florida for Best Cities in the U.S. for Business. Market Watch, 2009. 
  • Jacksonville ranks in the Top 5 for Best Infrastructure and Best FDI Strategy. Foreign Direct Investment Magazine, 2009.
  • Jacksonville ranks 7th in the Top 10 Tax-Friendly Cities list for cities that have the lowest overall tax burden. Kiplinger.com, 2009.