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The used car market in Jacksonville continued its upward spike in June with prices up 39.8%, according to iSeeCars, which said that translates into an average increase of $8,473 over the same period last year.

JAA Board Approves Resuming Jacksonville International Airport Expansion Design Work

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Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority board agreed Aug. 2 to reappropriate $3 million to resume design work on Jacksonville International Airport’s Concourse B expansion that was postponed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rock 'Em Socks

Love it or hate it, the giant sculpture proposed for Downtown Jacksonville is generating plenty of buzz, which has an Orlando-based sock company cashing in.

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Developer Alex Sifakis says neighbors around College Park in Arlington told his group that they wanted more food options at the shopping center.

JAXPORT Receiving $13.7M State Grant

Jul 29, 2021
A view of Jacksonville's port.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $250 million in state grants for Florida’s ports Thursday to assist in recovery from decreased revenue in 2020 and to invest in infrastructure.

This rendering illustrates The Hendricks at San Marco apartments that is scheduled to be built on part of the current South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church campus.
Group 4 Design, Inc. / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Parts of the South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church campus could soon be removed as buyers of the property prepare to build the 133-unit The Hendricks at San Marco apartments.

Report: Trade Rebounding At Florida Ports After Pandemic Plunge

Jul 28, 2021

Waterborne trade fell $14.1 billion at Florida seaports last year as the COVID-19 pandemic initially slowed consumer and business demand and caused supply chain problems, according to an industry report released Tuesday.

But Florida port leaders say they have seen cargo trade rebound and see opportunities for growth in what the report describes as the “emerging post-pandemic world.”

Deal For Proposed $69.3M Talleyrand Facility Headed To Jax City Council

Jul 27, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A property tax incentive to help international construction products manufacturer CertainTeed Corp. develop a $69.3 million cross-dock facility at an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site in Talleyrand is headed to City Council. 

Sleiman Enterprises

The original Outback Crab Shack opened in 1984 and was popular with locals and tourists until it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew and forced to close in 2016. Now it’s making a comeback as a new restaurant is built at the site.

Foreclosure sign
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The housing markets in four Florida counties, including Clay, rank among the top 40 U.S. counties most vulnerable to the economic impact of the pandemic.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

World of Beer wants to return to Jacksonville, but with a new franchise owner and in two new locations.

Staples intends to close July 23 at St. Johns Town Center and Marshalls is looking at leasing the space for a clothing and merchandise retail store.

Costar / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Dun & Bradstreet Inc. paid $76.5 million on June 30 for Town Center Two, its new global headquarters office in Jacksonville.

TD Bank To Open 200-Job Jacksonville Operations Center In 2022

Jul 14, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

TD Bank will open a customer service and operations center in Deerwood North that will add about 200 jobs early next year.

SouthEast Development Group

With several Northbank development proposals emerging, SouthEast Development Group has updated its proposed $1.1 billion Riverfront Jacksonville master plan.

SaltLife.com

The Salt Life lifestyle brand, which was founded in Jacksonville Beach, is expanding with stores in South Carolina and Texas.

Safari Ltd.

The Jacksonville-based toy company Safari Ltd. is planning to open its first retail store, called Toytopia, at the Nocatee Town Center in St. Johns County. 

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

With Jacksonville housing prices soaring, it might take longer to save up enough to buy a starter home.

DIA Approves $114M Deal For Jaguars' Four Seasons-Anchored Project

Jul 8, 2021
Jacksonville Jaguars

The Downtown Investment Authority has voted 8-0 to approve terms for a $114 million incentive agreement with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan for his plan to build a Four Seasons hotel and office building at the former Kids Kampus along the Downtown riverfront. 

FlixBus

The German company FlixBus is expanding bus service to 12 U.S. cities, including Jacksonville.

Sweet Pete's Announces Opening Of 'Fizzies & Fare' Downtown

Jul 6, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-based Sweet Pete’s says on its website that the “sweet dining experience” called “Fizzies & Fare” will open soon at the 400 N. Hogan St. building in Downtown Jacksonville where its candy shop is based.

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville-based AutoQuotes is being rolled into a new cloud-software platform and company called Revalize that will be headquartered in Jacksonville.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Trevato Development Group anticipates redeveloping the Jacksonville Beach Adventure Landing property into a 427-unit, full-service, market-rate, apartment project.

The Jacksonville Beach investment group presented plans for the project June 28 to a Jacksonville Beach City Council workshop, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Rendering of CarParts.com Jacksonville distribution center.
CarParts.com

CarParts.com will be opening a 180-square-feet distribution center in Northwest Jacksonville next year that will result in 150 new full-time jobs.

JAXPORT
JAXPORT

JAXPORT handled more container volume in May than at any time in its history.

VyStar Applies To Build $21M Downtown Jacksonville Parking Garage

Jun 28, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The city is reviewing a permit application for VyStar Credit Union to build a proposed parking garage at 28 W. Forsyth St. Downtown at a cost of $21 million.

Florida Blue Completing Its $4.6M Deerwood Upgrade

Jun 28, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Blue, a GuideWell company, is renovating the five-story Building 900 at its Deerwood Park campus at a cost of $4.6 million. 

Westside Jax Adventure Landing Location Closing; Jax Beach Location May Close Or Move

Jun 23, 2021
Adventure Landing sign
Jacksonville Daily Record

After a bankruptcy filing by its parent company in 2019, the Adventure Landing theme park on Jacksonville’s Westside will close June 27 and its Jacksonville Beach park could close by October.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

An unidentified financial technology company proposes to expand into Jacksonville and create 673 full-time jobs by year-end 2024 at an average wage of $97,000.

Local HR Firm: 2 Trends Emerging For Employee Benefits

Jun 18, 2021
people working in cubicles
Jax Daily Record

The foundation of the traditional employee benefits concept is for an employer to, in addition to pay for services, offer programs and products that contribute to employees’ and their families’ wellness and financial security.

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