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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

Moves From the Snow Belt to the Sun Belt are Back Up to Pre-recession Levels

Moves From the Snow Belt to the Sun Belt are Back Up to Pre-recession Levels

Almost 600,000 Americans moved from the Midwest and Northeast to the Sun Belt states last year, the most since 2005, according to Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. Migration is boosting growth along Southeast and Western coasts as well as Nevada and Arizona, reflecting a healthier national economy that has made it easier to re-locate.
Entrepreneur with Clay County Ties Forms Deal with Visit Jacksonville

Entrepreneur with Clay County Ties Forms Deal with Visit Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE – A former Fleming Island entrepreneur has formed a new partnership with Jacksonville’s tourism agency. Zachary Schwartz’s mobile app intoGo is now the official app for Visit Jacksonville, the agency that helps welcome more than 20 million visitors each year to Jacksonville and the region.

Marine Corps and Boeing Resurrect F/A-18 Fighters

As the Navy and Marine Corps face dire readiness challenges in their tactical aviation fleets, Boeing is stepping up to add capabilities and longevity to older F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets. The C+ work is being performed at Boeing’s Cecil Field facilities in Jacksonville, Florida. During an exclusive tour of the facilities, Maxwell showed National Defense the first reconstituted aircraft from the boneyard.

A Bright Future Lies Ahead for a Middleburg High School Student Participating in a Career and Technical Education Program

Former Middleburg High School student, Lindsey Estevez successfully earned a job at Clay County Utility Authority after completing an internship facilitated by Clay County Schools’ Career and Technical Education programs.

Florida Contractors Want to Hire but Have Found a Tight Labor Market. Clay's Vocational Training Eases Shortfall

In recent years, NEFBA has partnered with several schools across the region, mainly in Clay County since their school system has not cut vocational training as deeply as in Duval. The program has 16 instructors and teaches across four construction disciplines: carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing.