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    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    Florida Department of Commerce Releases Latest Employment Numbers

    The Florida Department of Commerce has just released the October 2023 employment report. The Jacksonville MSA had an unemployment rate of 3.1%, which was up slightly from September. St. Johns County increased from 2.7 percent to 2.8 percent. Of the 917,972 people counted as part of the area's workforce in October, there were 28,625 unemployed residents in the region – up slightly from 28,090 unemployed residents in September.

    Scott Maynard

    Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    Sapna Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual EnterCircle Entrepreneurship Summit for Global Entrepreneurial Week 2023

    Sapna Foundation is proud to announce the third annual EnterCircle Entrepreneurship Summit 2023, taking place during Global Entrepreneurial Week from Nov. 15 to 17 in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

    Monday, September 25, 2023
    Updating Hastings Community Center and Library

    There was genuine excitement in the air as County Commissioner Sarah Arnold welcomed the large group in attendance and Kevin Kennedy from HBM Architects presented four potential designs for the new Hastings Community Center and Library.

    Scott Maynard

    Thursday, August 17, 2023
    St. Johns County Initiates Accessibility Movement to Create an Inclusive Destination

    St. Johns County, FL [August 17, 2023] – The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and its Ponte Vedra Visitors Information Center, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau (VCB), in collaboration with Old Town Trolley Tours® & Attractions of St. Augustine, proudly announce their achievement as Certified Autism Centers™ (CAC). These certifications, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), reflect the commitment of these

    Jamie Johnson

    Monday, July 24, 2023
    Local Companies Are Becoming Autism Friendly with Certified Autism Center Training Grants

    ​Local businesses have already begun taking advantage of the newly launched Certified Autism Center training grants. The grant will help businesses make necessary accommodations and train local public-facing staff to better serve neurodiverse individuals, including guests with autism and sensory needs. The certification will make a positive impact and attract more diverse visitors to the area as an inclusive community.

    Scott Maynard

    Monday, July 3, 2023
    Flagler Health+, UF Health Presidents Address Partnership

    The Flagler Health + and UF Health merger announcement has created tremendous interest in the future and advancement of healthcare in St. Johns County and the Jacksonville MSA. At the most recent Economic Development Council breakfast, Carlton Devooght, president and CEO of Flagler Health +, and Dr. David Nelson, senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health, discussed the merger and why it will be a win for everyone in the region. One of the key

    Scott Maynard

    Tuesday, June 20, 2023
    SJC Applies for the Federal Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant for Intersection at US-1 & CR-210A

    ​St. Johns County is applying to remove the railroad crossing and redesign traffic flow at US-1 and CR-210A to allow for safer and more efficient travel. The Federal Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant allows recipients to enhance safety, promote economic opportunity, and increase the efficiency of the supply chain by reducing accidents and disruptions to both rail and truck traffic. This railroad crossing project has been designated by the Florida East Coast Railway as the top priority in North Florida.

    Scott Maynard

    Thursday, May 25, 2023
    Northeast Florida Monthly Employment Report - March 2023

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has announced that the unemployment rate for the Jacksonville region increased slightly from 2.5 percent in February 2023 to 2.6 percent in March 2023. Of the 885,920 people counted as part of the area's workforce in March, there were 23,187 unemployed residents in the region – up from 22,425 unemployed residents in February.


    Wednesday, April 5, 2023
    St. Johns County Gets Upgrade to its Xfinity 10G Network

    Comcast is accelerating the nation’s largest and fastest multi-gig deployment and announced that its Xfinity 10G Network upgrade has launched to nearly 800 homes and businesses in St. Johns County. St. Johns County is the latest community in Florida to roll out these network enhancements, setting the stage for the introduction of new symmetrical multi-gigabit Internet options that can be delivered across Comcast’s existing networks at less cost.

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