Business Brief

Mondays during Morning Edition

Every week, WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo talks with Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Mathis or reporter David Cawton about business trends affecting the First Coast. 

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Krystal intends to demolish its restaurant and drive-thru at 5707 University Boulevard. W. and build a replacement that spokeswoman Laura Mansfield said will be among the first of its kind in the state.

Business Brief: Jacksonville Looks To Stem Internet Cafe Boom

Oct 4, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Of the hundreds of internet cafes that have opened in strip malls across Jacksonville, only 90 have obtained a certificate of use, according to the city of Jacksonville.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Jacksonville City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve Mayor Lenny Curry’s $1.3 billion general fund budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Businsess Brief: Berkman II Owners Hit With Lawsuit As Redevelopment Plan Unfolds

Sep 21, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The companies seeking to redevelop the Berkman Plaza II property in Downtown Jacksonville are being sued by a group previously tied to the site.

Business Brief: Entertainment Boom A Sign Of A Healthy Jacksonville Economy

Sep 14, 2018
Cathey standing in front of "Smash" sign.
Karen Mathis / Jacksonville Daily Record

Northeast Florida is seeing a boom in new entertainment venues.

As Jacksonville Daily Record editor Karen Mathis tells WJCT’s Jessica Palombo, that’s a sign of a healthy economy.

Business Brief: Details Revealed For Competing Jacksonville Convention Center Plans

Sep 7, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

As crews continue to prep the old City Hall Annex and Duval County Courthouse buildings for demolition, plans are coming to light.

Business Brief: Arts And Cultural District Proposed For Downtown Jacksonville

Aug 23, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

A vacant Downtown lot near the Duval County Courthouse could soon bloom into an arts and cultural district.

Business Brief: 'Riverwalk Place' Would Bring Housing, Hotel, Restaurants To Bay Street

Aug 17, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

More housing, hotel rooms and restaurants could be coming to East Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Retail follows rooftops, and that’s what’s happening with eTown.

Iguana Investments via the Jacksonville Jaguars

The town’s been abuzz over plans unveiled this week by Shad Khan’s company, Iguana Investments. 

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

We’ve heard time and time again that Jacksonville’s downtown is really about to take off.

But as Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Mathis says, this time, it’s not a drill.

Company Protests Bid To Demolish Old Courthouse And Annex

Jul 12, 2018
The Jacksonville Daily Record

The pending demolition of the former Duval County Courthouse and Jacksonville City Hall Annex buildings along East Bay Street may have hit a snag.

Business Brief: Company Shopping For Mega Warehouse In Jacksonville

Jul 6, 2018
Cecil Commerce Center highway exit sign
Michael Rivera

A yet-to-be-identified company is shopping for a massive warehouse in Jacksonville.

As Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Mathis told WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, that could mean 1,000 new jobs.

That’s this week’s Business Brief.


Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

A handful of companies are seeking public incentives to relocate to Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Mathis tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about a couple of the biggest asks currently before the city and state.

That’s this week’s Business Brief.


Business Brief: Restaurant Openings; Winn-Dixie Tries To Reinvent Itself

Jun 22, 2018
Exterior of Sanford, Florida, Keke's Breakfast Cafe
Keke's Breakfast Cafe via Facebook

Many new restaurants are coming to the First Coast.

That’s as a troubled local grocery chain is trying to reinvent itself.

Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Mathis joined WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo to talk about these food trends in this week’s Business Brief.

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