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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

Black Creek Project Gets Green Light

Black Creek Project Gets Green Light

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – The St. Johns River Water Management District has approved a contract with an engineering firm for a multi-million dollar project to pipe water from the flood-prone Black Creek near Penney Farms to Lake Magnolia in Keystone Heights. The District approved a design bid from Jacksonville-based engineering firm CDM Smith and will now move to negotiate a contract. Their design work will be due by 2019.
Clay Boards Meet Jointly on Comprehensive Plan Update

Clay Boards Meet Jointly on Comprehensive Plan Update

Members of the Clay County Board of County Commissioners and Clay County Planning Commission sit in a joint workshop Tuesday where they heard an update on the county's 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The county’s comprehensive plan is reevaluated every seven years to make any necessary changes as required by state law. The evaluation also gives staff a chance to see what worked and what didn’t work, to allow extended deadlines for some projects, and to discuss things that might need fixing. The updated plan is only a draft at this point, but will soon move into its final stages as the October 1 deadline for submittal to the state looms.
NE Florida Industrial/Office Markets Strong in First Half of '17

NE Florida Industrial/Office Markets Strong in First Half of '17

Jacksonville's commercial real estate statistics show that both industrial and office properties have produced significant net absorption and strong leasing activity in the first six months of 2017, according to data maintained by Cushman & Wakefield. Just south of Jacksonville, Clay County continues to offer a selection of properties with tremendous cost savings and a readily available talent pipeline.

Clay Supports Manufacturing Sector with Workforce Initiative

A partnership between St. Johns River State College, Clay Economic Development Corporation, Clay School District Career and Technical Education, and local manufacturing sector business partners is working to create a Production Technician Certificate to give workers an entry point into the field.
Clay Branding Study - Proposed New County Logo and a New County Seal

Clay Branding Study - Proposed New County Logo and a New County Seal

After a year of talk and expectation, county commissioners have given the order to finalize a new logo and branding scheme for the county they hope will spur intrigue, tourism and economic growth countywide. Here are the drafts of a proposed new county logo and a new county seal. Will Ketchum of Burdette-Ketchum, which created the brand, suggested the new county seal would also differentiate Clay County, Florida from the other 17 counties named Clay throughout the U.S.