Avison Young in Jacksonville
The largest city in area in the continental United States, Jacksonville is a rapidly growing metropolitan area in Northeast Florida that benefits from a diverse economy, a skilled labor force, and an expanding economic and employment base. Companies and investors alike continue to be attracted to the Sunshine State due to its strong growth dynamics, and Jacksonville was recently named the fastest growth city in Florida by the U.S. Census Bureau. Additionally, Manpower Group North America's Employment Outlook Survey ranked Jacksonville as the 4th best market in the country for 2019 and Forbes has recently ranked the city of Jacksonville third in its “Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Finding Employment”. Known for its advanced transportation, financial services and health and life sciences sectors, Northeast Florida is also making inroads in the tech industry with Forbes ranking it as one of the fastest-growing sectors for high-tech jobs.
Northeast Florida’s seven-county ‘First Coast’ region, of which Jacksonville is the primary economic engine, is home to several leading firms, including Fortune 500 companies CSX and Fidelity National Financial, as well as 80 corporate, regional and divisional headquarters. Firms with headquarters in the region include Bank of America, Florida Blue, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Southeastern Grocers, McKesson, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Allstate. The re-development of underutilized, and sometimes historic, buildings into more vibrant mixed-use projects is occurring within the urban core and office, industrial, multifamily and retail development activity is taking place in primary areas surrounding downtown, along the I-95/9A Corridor, and in the business parks on the Northside. An industrial hub situated at the crossroads of rail, maritime, air and road routes, Jacksonville is also one of the best situated U.S. cities for logistics infrastructure and its full-service international trade seaport (‘JAXPORT’), ranks as one of the fastest-growing ports in the nation.
With more than 20 miles of uncrowded beaches and nearly 40 miles of the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway canal, Jacksonville also lures its fair share of visitors, with 6.5 million passengers traveling through Jacksonville International Airport in during 2018.