Jacksonville continues to move ahead with many announcements of the city's ambitions and the attraction of companies that are adding locations and employees to the area.
In recent weeks, we have read that Macquarie Bank Jacksonville Florida with be adding over 100 high paying positions to The North Florida (Jacksonville area).
Macquarie Bank is a well known global investment bank and is very selective about growth strategies in US markets. It definitely sends a strong and positive message that Jacksonville continues to attract a wide range of talent and growth opportunities.
Fidelity Investments has also recently announced that it will be adding several hundred high paying positions to the area and expanding office space. They already maintain a large presence in Jacksonville and the additional jobs are a welcome addition.
Finally, from a retail perspective,Ikea has announced plans to open a store in Jacksonville's South side area (near the the St Johns town center). Having an Ikea store location in the Jacksonville area is a big win for the city. Ikea is very well known on a global scale and the fact that they chose Jacksonville to further expands only confirms the growth and commitment that big box retailers have in placing long term commitments to meet the growing demands of this great city.