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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

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.

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.
Jax Council Passes Major Economic Incentive Packages for Downtown, Industrial Development

Jax Council Passes Major Economic Incentive Packages for Downtown, Industrial Development

Four major economic development projects passed final legislative hurdle at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Two of those - Project Glass and Project Empire - could be the deciding factor in whether two companies decide to open distribution centers in west Jacksonville. The other two - the Jones Brothers Furniture Building and an eight-story apartment complex planned on the Southbank - could bring dozens of new residents downtown.
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.

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.
New Route Starts Service from Jacksonville International Airport

New Route Starts Service from Jacksonville International Airport

Allegiant began flights to Louisville, Kentucky Friday and will begin flights to Norfolk Virginia June 14 with introductory rates as low as $54 one way. With the new routes, announced in April, Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) will offer flights to eight destinations from Jacksonville. The two seasonal routes are expected to draw 6,000 visitors to the area each year.