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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

Laura Pavlus
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Aundra Wallace Named President of JAXUSA Partnership

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.
Solar Farm Set for South of the City of Green Cove Springs

Solar Farm Set for South of the City of Green Cove Springs

A 425 acre Magnolia Springs Solar Energy Center is proposed for south of Green Cove Springs. Florida Power and Light has purchased the large parcel of land near Leno Road and Haller Airpark. Construction of the project will produce 200 to 300 local jobs for the 7 to 9 months construction period.
Rep. Ted Yoho Announces New VA Clinic in Clay County

Rep. Ted Yoho Announces New VA Clinic in Clay County

Representative Ted Yoho announced Wednesday morning the award of a lease on a new VA clinic in Middleburg. The new primary care facility will be located at 400 College Drive in Middleburg. Services will include primary care, mental health services, lab draws and select specialty care via telehealth. Once online, the clinic is projected to attract approximately 4,500 new Veterans and serve more than 11,000 Veteran enrollees in the following years. The awarded lease has an initial contract for a 10-year lease. Construction timeline and activation schedules will be determined in post award design meetings that Congressman Yoho will take part in.

St. Vincent's Plans $23M Expansion

MIDDLEBURG – A $23 million expansion plan is in the works for St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County. The expansion, which is expected to take 18 months to complete, will add 30 new patient rooms, eight intensive care beds and an additional cardiac procedure room. The project is currently in the initial planning stages and does not have an exact start date yet. The expansion also includes a catheterization lab for specific heart procedures.

Challenger Center Receives Road Paving Funds

Last week, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the recipients of $16 million in grants with Clay County receiving $2,065,000 for the construction of Atlantis Drive, a road that will connect newly-opened State Road 23 to Challenger Center, a mixed-use property that can’t be developed until there’s a road to the property.
Clay Recieves $2M for Road to Future Industrial Park Directly Adjacent to First Coast Expressway

Clay Recieves $2M for Road to Future Industrial Park Directly Adjacent to First Coast Expressway

This week Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced $16 million for projects meant to aid cities with job growth. Of that, Clay County is getting $2.06 million to build a road. Clay’s is one of six projects winning the final awards from an $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which was divvied out all year.Clay County Commission Chair Gavin Rollins said the project will help build a roadway called Atlantis Drive, which will be near the under-construction First Coast Expressway, which will start at I-10 in Duval, travel through Clay and end at I-95 in St. Johns County. The new Atlantis Drive will extend east from Trail Ridge Road.