• Let's Talk Business

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    November Political Wrap-Up

    The political arena was very active this November, with the mid-term election on November 8 and the decisions being made in Tallahassee days later. Throw in two hurricanes leaving Florida with billions of dollars in damage and lost wages, a call for a special legislative session regarding insurance, and planning for 2023 - November has been a busy, busy month.

    Bob Porter

    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Looking at Florida's Employment Report - October

    The CareerSource Northeast Florida Hiring Report for October 2022 showed continued growth and low unemployment in St. Johns County.

    Scott Maynard

    Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Supports Sales Tax Referendum

    The St. Johns County Chamber’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved a motion to support the proposed one-cent sales tax increase. "There is no question that St. Johns County’s infrastructure is in serious need of repair and replacement if it is to keep up with our growth and economic vitality so important to the quality of life here in the county," said Michael Scine, St. Johns County Public Policy Committee Chair. "Estimates of the deficit are in the $500 million range. If approved by St Johns

    Jamie Johnson

    Monday, October 24, 2022
    Florida Constitutional Amendment #3

    Florida Constitutional Amendment #3, the Additional Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Certain Public Service Workers Amendment, was approved by the State Legislature and is on the November 8 ballot in Florida as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.

    Bob Porter

    Friday, October 21, 2022
    Bridging The Gap

    Scott Maynard, Director of Economic Development, recently spent the day at Tocoi Creek High School speaking to all of the Career Academy classes on Career Development and Opportunities in St. Johns County. Tocoi Creek High School is the home to the Academy of Innovation in the Build Environment, the Academy of Leadership in Emerging Technologies, and the Flagler Health + Academy of Future Healthcare Professionals.

    Jamie Johnson

    Friday, October 21, 2022
    Workforce Development Efforts

    The St. Johns County School District recently held a College and Career Fair at St. Augustine High School. Students and parents in attendance were able to visit with college recruiters, employers, and representatives from government agencies. In addition to the fair, a series of workshops were also held. They included topics like “Paths to Careers in Aviation”, “STEM Careers in Transportation”, “Resume Writing”, and “Dual Enrollment and Secondary Enrollment Options”.

    Scott Maynard

    Monday, September 19, 2022
    Ponte Vedra Naturally Website Showcases Outdoor Assets

    Coordinated by the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and designed by Chamber Member Old City Web Services, the Ponte Vedra Naturally website showcases the host of natural assets found in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra, and Palm Valley communities in St. Johns County.

    Karen Everett