• Meet Our Economic Development Council


    The work of the Economic Development Council (EDC) includes marketing St. Johns County as a premier destination for companies considering expansion or relocation. This effort is supported by our membership and our other local, state and regional economic development partners.


  • About the Economic Development Council

  • The Economic Development Council works to promote St. Johns County as an ideal business location and to encourage businesses, both large and small, to expand and relocate within St. Johns County. EDC activities and events are designed to support the success of both new and existing businesses in St. Johns County. We offer resources to businesses and support start-up ventures by providing information and connectivity to a variety of local resources. 

     

       

     

  • Economic Development Council Leadership

    The Economic Development Council is overseen by our wonderful EDC Executive Committee. Year-round these dedicated individuals volunteer their time and expertise to the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce.  This valued committee consists of government officials, elected officials, chamber members and chamber staff. 

  • The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is proud to have such a talented group of individuals working to make St. Johns County attractive to new and expanding businesses. 

  • You may view the current members of our Economic Development Council Executive Committee by clicking on the link below. 

  • Jan

    January 26, 2021

    Please find above the Annual Economic Development Council report for FY 2019-2020. This year brought a unique set of challenges with lasting effects on our community.  I wanted to share several highlights, I believe, we should keep in mind as we continue to grow the economy of St. Johns County. 

    Overall, the SJC data trend shows that our local market continues to remain strong and growing. Employment by industry sector is reported as of 2019 with 15.1% of the jobs in Accommodation & Food Service and 3.4% representing the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation. However, we expect these data points to decrease in 2020 due to the number of Covid-19-generated temporary business closures the St. Johns County tourism industry endured. This pandemic and the many named storms and hurricanes in recent years are just another reminder that diversification of our local economic base must be prioritized to enhance our economic resiliency. 

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