North Florida Corridor


New Spec Building Available for Manufacturers and Distributors

A new spec building is available in Panama City. It's adjacent to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Venture Crossings, a Certified Project Ready Industrial Park. Key specs: 60,000 SF, 28' ceiling height, accommodates single or multiple tenants. Labor force: 97,000+ within a one-hour drive time. Construction to be completed Fall 2019.


Giola Sails Expands in Palm Coast

Canvas-sailing products manufacturer Giola Sails South celebrated their ribbon cutting at their new Palm Coast-based facility in Flagler County, a sign of their tremendous growth in their southern operations. 


Rayonier Advanced Materials Expands Jacksonville Headquarters

Jacksonville-based Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE: RYAM) announced today that it will add 79 new, high-paying positions to its downtown headquarters by 2022. The move follows the specialty chemical company’s late-2017 acquisition of....


‘The heartbeat of Palatka:’ Brother-sister duo talk lifelong commitment to Georgia-Pacific mill

Though the Georgia-Pacific pulp and paper mill is just outside the Palatka city limits, so many people work there that its impact can be felt throughout the community. More than 900 people carry Georgia-Pacific’s scan badge on a lanyard...


Johnson & Johnson Vision Care: Driven by Skilled Talent

Contact lens market leader, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has made its home in Jacksonville, where they have been able to find the best talent, including a number of veterans separating from the military. Their East Coast HQ has allowed them to find a strong partnership between their research and development, manufacturing and distribution capabilities.


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Three JAX Projects Receive Job Growth Grant Funding

The recent round of funding awards through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund show Northeast Florida as a big winner. The most recent announcement made by Florida Gov. Rick Scott yesterday awarded funds totaling nearly $4.4 million to three projects located in the JAX region that will enhance job training and infrastructure in our state....


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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Prepares for Growth

Shown as the proposed Phase 8 expansion, Johnson & Johnson Vision wants to modify its Planned Unit Development to add space — and by extension, jobs — at its Southside campus.

Johnson & Johnson Vision wants to add 9,600 square feet to its total enclosed area of almost 871,000-square-foot Deerwood Park operations.

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Air Temp de Mexico locates its first US operations in Panama City

Automotive supplier, Air Temp de Mexico, locates its first US operations in Panama City, Northwest Florida.  Why? Proximity to southeast automotive OEMs like Volkswagen and Nissan, and the Port Panama City.


Pensacola Propels GE Wind Energy

GE Renewable Energy takes the earth’s most abundant resources and puts them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. For 15 years, GE Renewable Energy in Pensacola has been the Digital Industrial Company’s largest assembler of wind turbine components.


JinkoSolar Establishing First U.S. Factory In Florida

Chinese solar panel manufacturer, JinkoSolar, chose Jacksonville as the site of their U.S. headquarters location, investing $50 million in private investment and generating 200 jobs.  Solar Industry Magazine shares why the marriage between JinkoSolar and Jacksonville makes sense.

Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc. and China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. have announced a...


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