Project Volt

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.


Daily Record

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Industries Inc.’s plans for its Jacksonville solar-panel plant could unfold quickly if City Council signs off Tuesday, as expected, on fast-tracked legislation for incentives.

Jax Daily Record

JinkoSolar Inc., suspected since January to be planning a Jacksonville manufacturing plant, is proposing a $50.5 million solar-panel assembly and distribution operation at Cecil Commerce Center, according to City Council legislation posted Thursday.

City Seeks Incentives For JinkoSolar To Create 200 Jacksonville Jobs

Mar 7, 2018
Solar panels
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Legislation was filed Wednesday for an economic development agreement with JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. to support creation of company's operations, creating 200 jobs, in Jacksonville.

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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.

Jacksonville City Hall
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At tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, the topics will range from an unnamed solar manufacturer known as Project Volt to addressing issues of overcrowding at the medical examiner’s office.