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The Wells Faro Center in downtown Jacksonville reopened Wednesday after damage from Hurricane forced its 50 businesses out.

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Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it is launching  nonstop flights to Chicago-O’Hare and Philadelphia next year, with tickets going on sale now.

Eric Green
JAXPORT

The Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors unanimously voted Monday to hire longtime JAXPORT executive Eric Green as Chief Executive Officer.

Tinseltown Asks For Zoning Exception To Sell Beer, Wine And Liquor

Sep 20, 2017
Modern Cities

Cinemark USA has filed for a zoning exception (E-17-76) to permit the sale and service of all alcoholic beverages, including liquor, for on premise consumption in the lobby and the theaters of the Cinemark Tinseltown and XD Theater.

Visit Florida To Ramp Up Marketing Following Irma

Sep 20, 2017
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Florida will begin a post-Hurricane Irma marketing plan to lure tourists back to the Sunshine State.

Shad Khan
Jacksonville Jaguars

Most of us on the First Coast think of the Jaguars when we think of Shad Khan. But Jacksonville’s NFL team is just a piece of his business empire, which also includes the huge Flex-N-Gate automotive parts and systems supplier and London’s Fulham Football (soccer) Club.

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Toys “R” Us has voluntarily  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season.

Forbes: Jacksonville Jaguars Worth More Than $2 Billion

Sep 18, 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars

Forbes has released its annual ranking of NFL teams. The Jaguars checked in at #25 in terms of financial value.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

One of Jacksonville’s oldest malls is getting a massive makeover. Modern Cities co-founder Ennis Davis said Roosevelt Square in Ortega is responding to changing trends.


monument
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The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is among the chorus of voices calling for the city’s Confederate monuments to be inventoried.

Modern Cities co-founder Ennis Davis said there’s a business case for better understanding the city’s past.


Mayport shrimp
Bob via Flickr

When city planners talk about “place making,” they mean transforming a space to promote public health, happiness and well-being.

Modern Cities co-founder Ennis Davis said three place making projects in Mayor Curry’s proposed budget have the potential to drastically transform three of the city’s neighborhoods.

 

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The Florida Blue health insurance company is hiring 200 people for its Jacksonville customer-service department.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Amelia Island has broken another tourism record. According to its Tourist Development Council, more people than ever stayed in hotels there this June.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

An Australian financial services company is promising to create 50 jobs as it expands its operation on Jacksonville’s Southbank.  

tram traveling down road
Jacksonville Transportation Authority

A conductor-less train is being tested in China, with plans to take on passengers starting next year.

Modern Cities co-founder Ennis Davis said the groundbreaking autonomous train has smaller-scale, slower cousins already moving through the streets of downtown Jacksonville.


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