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A recent analysis ranks Jacksonville among the country’s top 30 cities for women to open a business. In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo what makes the city so attractive to female entrepreneurs.


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If you’re in the market for a new home or an investment project, one web site suggests checking out properties in Jacksonville’s Arlington area.

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Updated 7/19/16 2:00 p.m.

Riverside’s Sbraga & Company restaurant closed without warning Monday.

The Northeast Florida-inspired eatery was launched by reality show “Top Chef” winner Kevin Sbraga less than a year ago.


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Jacksonville business leaders aired concerns at a town hall meeting with lawmakers Wednesday about a proposed workers' compensation insurance hike.

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Jacksonville has been part of a recent national growth in manufacturing jobs. 

Florida State College at Jacksonville hosted a manufacturing job fair Tuesday to invite workers to join the field.

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A super-sized cargo ship was met with great fanfare when it docked in Miami over the weekend. The MOL Majesty is the first neo-Panamax vessel to reach Florida after sailing through the recently expanded Panama Canal.

Officials say it’s the payoff of more than $1 billion the state has invested in ports since Gov. Rick Scott took office, and in a news release, Scott hailed its arrival as the dawn of the "big ship era." 

But in Jacksonville, a St. Johns River dredging project aimed at ushering in the new, larger ships is having trouble setting sail.


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Jacksonville’s newest brewery is gearing up for its debut later this month.

Wicked Barley is finishing up work on its taproom and production facility this week ahead of its grand opening.


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The developer behind a major project on the Southbank has unveiled a master plan for the site.

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Jacksonville’s Congaree and Penn Farm has had huge success in its two years in business, mainly by selling rice to local restaurants.


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World stocks took a nosedive after news broke that United Kingdom citizens voted to sever ties with the European Union, a move dubbed “Brexit.”

What does that mean for Jacksonville’s deepening business relationship with its neighbor across the pond?

Not much according to one Jacksonville University business professor.

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The year-old Edible Northeast Florida magazine is launching a series of events called Sunday Suppers.

In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the suppers are part of a growing trend among print media companies to try to engage readers beyond the page or computer screen.


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One of Jacksonville’s favorite eateries has big plans for expansion.

 


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In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo the owner of TV station WJXT, Graham Media, is buying rival WCWJ, known as CW17. Graham Media is the former owner of the Washington Post.

Burr notes the purchase completes a network TV consolidation in the Jacksonville market, with TEGNA Media’s controlling the local NBC and ABC affiliates and Cox Media’s controlling the local CBS and Fox affiliates.

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Anyone looking for a job will soon have a new app to help them on their search — and it’s being developed in Jacksonville.

A tech startup has put down roots in the River City.  


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Florida business groups are scrambling to fight back against a recent state Supreme Court ruling they say could cost business owners hundreds of millions of dollars.

The court struck down caps on attorneys’ fees in workers’ compensation insurance cases. WJCT business analyst John Burr breaks down the effects of that decision for News Director Jessica Palombo in this week’s Business Brief.


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