JEA recently announced it will close a coal-fired power plant on Jacksonville’s Northside, which came online in the late 1980s. With the complex’s closure, about 200 people will lose their jobs.
The plant’s closure after nearly 30 years of service is not surprising in today’s energy climate. If you’ve been paying attention to the electric power generation business, coal fired power plants are closing all across the country.
As diplomatic relations improve between Cuba and the U.S., more and more people are traveling to the island nation. Among them is WJCT business analyst John Burr, who traveled there recently with a group from his church.
"Localnomics” is the idea that cities’ and businesses’ working together is the best way to solve long-simmering economic problems. The concept was discussed last week at a meeting of the Jacksonville World Affairs Council.
Jacksonville’s Hidden Hills Country Club is opening its golf course to the public after suffering declining membership. Arlington’s Hidden Hills is just the latest indication that golf as a business is in the rough.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday introduced new leadership after the firing of head coach Gus Bradley. The team is counting on former Coach Tom Coughlin to give it the shot in the arm that’s been missing since he left more than a decade ago.
Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park could soon be developed into a shopping and residential area across from EverBank Field. The city is planning to solicit development proposals starting in January for the park and neighboring Shipyards property.
Jacques Klempf has made a name for himself in the Jacksonville restaurant business. From Bistro Aix to Il Desco, his eateries are destinations where people go to celebrate. This week, Klempf talked to WJCT about selling his family’s other business, the Dixie Egg Co.