4 June Cathy Chambers of our JAXUSA Regional Economic Development Partnership Honored with Prestigious Award June 4, 2018 By Laura Pavlus General Cathy Chambers, Clay County Development Authority, CCDA, JAXUSA, Economic Development, Florida Economic Development Council 0 Fleming Island Resident Wins Statewide Award - Clay Today, Community Briefs - May 31, 2018 - read full article here FORT MYERS – A statewide economic development organization honored a Fleming Island resident with its prestigious Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year Award. Cathy Chambers, who serves as a board member for the Clay County Development Authority, received the award May 22 at the 2018 Florida Economic Development Council annual conference in Fort Myers. The Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year award is given annually to recognize the achievements of an outstanding Florida economic developer. The award was first given in 1985 and was renamed in 1991 to honor Eunice Sullivan for her dedication and commitment to the economic development profession and the Florida Economic Development Council. Chambers also serves as senior vice president of strategy and business development for JAXUSA Partnership, the multi-county economic development agency that is under the umbrella of Jax Chamber, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. “Cathy is a highly respected voice for economic development in the Northeast Florida region and the state,” said Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership and 1997 recipient of the Eunice Sullivan Award. “Many business decision-makers and site consultants have recounted that they are drawn to the region because of Cathy’s professionalism, credibility and knowledge. She consistently impresses our clients resulting in their investment in the region which is good, not only for them, but also for our community.” Related Aundra Wallace Named President of JAXUSA Partnership Aundra Wallace will be the next president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber. JAXUSA is a private, nonprofit division of the Chamber that oversees economic development in Northeast Florida, working with regional and state partners to create jobs and generate investment. Clay County Economic Development Workshop Cathy Chambers, left, and Jerry Mallot from JAXUSA Partnership and Bill Garrison, far right, from Clay County Economic Development Corporation presented information to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday during an economic development workshop in the BCC chambers. Officials Look to Spring Park Project as Key Piece in Economic Development GREEN COVE SPRINGS | The natural spring that is key to the city’s historic past could help lock in its future, say Green Cove Springs leaders and economic development officials projecting new business and industry could come into the community just as the mineral water now flows through Spring Park into the adjacent St. Johns River. Economic Development Plan Gets More Ironing Out Armed with a new strategic plan for economic development completed, Bill Garrison, president of the Clay County Economic Development Corp., recently met with county official to divvy up tasks involved with bringing the plan to fruition. JJ Harris to Lead Clay Economic Development Effort A national talent search has ended with the Clay County Economic Development Corp. hiring a new executive director and president. The agency’s board of directors announced March 27 it has hired J.J. Harris as its new president and executive director. Few Details on Economic Development Fund Both chambers of the Florida Legislature approved funding Friday for the newly created Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, a deal that followed months of debate among top Republicans, capped off by a three-day special legislative session. That $85 million fund for Gov. Rick Scott will change the way the state attracts business. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.