Clay County Business News

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Laura Pavlus
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State grant allows Keystone to expand airport

The Keystone Heights Airport intends to find more tenants and a $2.3 million federal grant for an access road and broadband improvements, one of the last moves by former Gov. Rick Scott, certainly doesn’t hurt. The state provided the Bradford Board of County Commissioners a Florida Job Growth Grant for the road in the hopes of freeing up about 1,300 acres for industrial, commercial or manufacturing development.

Hager Construction: Survives, Then Thrives

Hager Construction Company recently completed its first Small and Emerging Business (SEB) project with JAXPORT – a roofing contract for AMPORTS terminal administration building at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. This initial port partnership exceeded expectations and received a glowing report from port engineers. It also marks an amazing turnaround for the 20-year-old firm, which suffered major bumps during the recession a decade ago.
Manufacturing Thriving in Northeast Florida

Manufacturing Thriving in Northeast Florida

Some 1,500 manufacturing companies can’t be wrong. Those with solid business models are thriving across Northeast Florida in a wide variety of industries, planted in a region with exceptional transportation and logistics, served by a deep, energetic workforce.
Florida population climbs to 21.3 million

Florida population climbs to 21.3 million

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday released new estimates showing Florida had about 21.3 million residents as of July 1, cementing Florida’s place as the third most-populous state behind California and Texas. Florida also had the fifth-highest growth rate from July 2017 to July 2018, with all of the fastest-growing states in the southern and western parts of the country. Puerto Rico and nine states had population declines during the period, according to the Census Bureau.

JinkoSolar to Open Jacksonville Factory in February

Chinese solar panel manufacturer JinkoSolar will begin operating its Cecil Commerce Center factory by the end of February.More than 100 employees are already working on site at the facility, which is located at 4660 New World Ave. The factory will employ at least 200 people, per an economic development agreement that the company has with the city and the state.The Cecil facility is expected to deliver 1.2 million solar panels per year, which is about two solar panels per minute. "The factory in Jacksonville will be the most advanced in the world," Cockroft said.