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Business Brief: Company Shopping For Mega Warehouse In Jacksonville

Jul 6, 2018
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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.


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A Missouri-based company wants to develop an almost 553,000-square-foot warehouse in North Jacksonville.

Internet Tax Ruling Could Be Major For Florida

Jun 22, 2018
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The  U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding the ability of states to pull in tax dollars from online purchases could have a significant impact in Florida.

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Amazon is continuing to up its game in Jacksonville since opening fulfillment centers here . The latest volley: same-day delivery.

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Jacksonville is one of 37 cities across the county where Amazon will deliver packages to locked cars that are unattended via remote unlocking.

A Look Inside's Amazon's New Jacksonville Fulfillment Center

Apr 6, 2018
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The fast-paced operation on Jacksonville’s Northside uses 12 miles of conveyors and hundreds of robotic driving units while employing about 2,000 workers.

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As we know, Jacksonville will not be home to Amazon’s headquarters, after city leaders found out last month their pitch to the company did not land a spot on its top-20 list of contenders.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo that Jacksonville could learn something from the unexpected cities that did make the list.

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Dan Scanlan, WJCT business analyst John Burr and Beaches Leader columnist Jon McGowan. 


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Amazon has narrowed its list to 20 cities after reviewing 238 proposals for its future second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. Jacksonville didn't make the cut.

Via Mayor Lenny Curry's Office / Haskell and Yves Rathle: studio YVES inc

Thursday afternoon Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s office released the city’s video pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters location to Jacksonville. Amazon's first headquarters is in Seattle. 


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Amazon announced Wednesday it’s rolling out a new service in Jacksonville and 36 other cities on November 8 that will allow homeowners to give Amazon couriers access to their homes to drop off packages inside.

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Amazon’s employment footprint in Jacksonville is about to get larger - at least for a while - as the online retail giant announces a big hiring push for seasonal workers in time for holiday shoppers.

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable featured David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record, blogger Fred Matthews, Florida Politics reporter A.G.
Gancarski and WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride (01:18).

Ahead of his appearance January 1 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, we spoke with artist and punk rock legend Henry Rollins (29:42).  

We heard about the upcoming showing of the documentary of women entrepreneurs “She Started It!” with Karen Harding from Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Women’s Leadership Initiative TriciaRae Stancato from the Girls Scouts of Gateway Council (36:59) also joined us.    

We were told about the upcoming performance of “‘Evil Dead: The Musical” at the 5 & Dime Theatre. (44:00). 


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The online retail giant Amazon is planning to open a second North American headquarters and Mayor Lenny Curry wants it to be in Jacksonville.

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable included Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT’s Ryan Benk and Kevin Meerschaert (01:11). The Humana Foundation’s Laura Nolan and University of Florida professor and endowed chairwoman in Health Disparities Research Carolyn Tucker (38:20) discussed the foundation’s recent $444,000 donation to four Jacksonville nonprofit organizations. Finally, Rethreaded founder Kristin Keen and Wayne Bailey (46:22) with The River City Chorus talked about the “Sing a New Song”   concert series to benefit Rethreaded.    

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