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Clay County Business News

Find out the latest announcements and happenings around Clay County.

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.

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.
New Initiative Looks to Lure Foreign Investment to Florida

New Initiative Looks to Lure Foreign Investment to Florida

Florida launched a first-of-its-kind program this week to bring foreign investors into the state, Enterprise Florida announced Tuesday. Venture Bridge Florida, the name of the program, will help local economic development efforts by improving services offered to foreign investors and companies. The initiative targets companies with $500,000 to $20 million in sales. International trade and foreign investment accounts for about one-sixth of the state’s economic output, according to data last year. Total Florida trade is valued at $147.7 billion, according to Enterprise Florida.

St. Johns River State College to Add Advanced Manufacturing Program

St. Johns River State College will use a $1.38 million grant to establish an advanced manufacturing training program at the school.
St. Johns River State College Awarded Funding to Expand Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Training Program

St. Johns River State College Awarded Funding to Expand Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Training Program

St. Johns River State College awarded $1,383,237 to expand an advanced manufacturing and robotics training program that will support local manufacturing training, economic development and job growth for Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties.