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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

UPS Confirms it is Project Mountain, Plans $196 Million Expansion in Jacksonville

UPS Confirms it is Project Mountain, Plans $196 Million Expansion in Jacksonville

The United States Parcel Service confirmed Friday afternoon it is the unnamed company in the economic incentive package that has been codenamed Project Mountain. Susan Rosenberg, a UPS spokeswoman, said the global logistics company worked closely with JaxUSA Partnership and city officials during the planning of the expansion project. That project will allow the company's Northwest Jacksonville regional distribution hub to increase the number of packages it can process per hour from 60,000 to 80,000 after investing $196 million.

Vac-Con Inc. of Green Cove Springs in Clay Finalist for Manufacturers Association of Florida's Manufacturers and Distributors of the Year Award

Vac-Con Inc., based in Green Cove Springs, is a finalist for large manufacturer of the year, for companies with more than 200 employees. Harris Corporation of Palm Bay and Sikorsky Aircraft Florida Assembly and Flight Operations in Jupiter are also finalists.
Clay County Manufacturer Vac-Con Inc. Awarded FCMA Award for Workforce Education

Clay County Manufacturer Vac-Con Inc. Awarded FCMA Award for Workforce Education

Vac-Con Inc. president, Darrell LeSage, discusses why they continue to invest in workforce education, the company's expansion, and how it is to do manufacturing in Florida.
Companies Continue to See the Cost Savings and Advantages of Moving Jobs to Jacksonville

Companies Continue to See the Cost Savings and Advantages of Moving Jobs to Jacksonville

“We can have a hard time attracting people to New England because of the cost of living, tax rates and weather,” he said. “But Jacksonville is very attractive for all three. It has a good labor pool, and we want to hire professional people and pay good wages.”
Clay EDC Awarded $89K as Gov. Scott Announces More Than $2.2M for Florida Defense Communities

Clay EDC Awarded $89K as Gov. Scott Announces More Than $2.2M for Florida Defense Communities

The Clay County Economic Development Corporation received an $89,000 Defense Reinvestment Grant to aggressively strengthen and diversify the non-defense economy while promoting the area’s military training operations at the Camp Blanding JTC and NAS Jacksonville.