April 20, 2018
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created more than 1.5 million jobs since December 2010. The Jacksonville area added 21,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was a low 3.5 percent in March, down 0.5 percentage points from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 12,500 new jobs in March.
 
jinko solar employees transporting a solar panel
March 30, 2018
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the solar industry, will build a new state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility in Jacksonville. The new facility will create 200 new manufacturing jobs and will begin production of high efficiency solar panels beginning this year.  
 
Governor Rick Scott surrounded by members of the press
January 19, 2018
Announces PGA TOUR to Create 300 Jobs at New Global Headquarters in St. Johns County
business reports and charts on a table
December 22, 2017
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 18,400 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in November, down 1.1 percentage points from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 13,900 new jobs in November and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, the lowest rate in more than a decade. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,465,800 new private-sector jobs.
Governor Scott and City officials cutting the ribbon at the Metal Container Corporation earlier this year.
November 17, 2017
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 15,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent in October, down 1.4 percentage points from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 127,400 new jobs in October and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, the lowest rate since February 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,448,300 new private-sector jobs.
 
Governor Rick Scott standing at podium during press conference
September 14, 2017
Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm. The application period is from today through Oct. 31, 2017.
This is a picture of Mayor Curry and representatives of the POW/MIA Memorial Inc. signing the bill.
August 23, 2017
This morning during a news conference at City Hall, Mayor Curry signed a bill -- introduced by Councilmember Doyle Carter -- transferring management of NAS Cecil Field's Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) monuments to POW/MIA Memorial, Inc.
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August 23, 2017
This morning during a news conference at City Hall, Mayor Curry signed a bill — introduced by Councilmember Doyle Carter — transferring management of NAS Cecil Field’s Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) monuments to POW/MIA Memorial, Inc. 
businessman creating a bar graph at his desk
August 18, 2017
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 17,400 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. 
overhead photo of three business people sitting at conference table with computers and paperwork
June 16, 2017
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 22,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 new private-sector jobs.

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