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Enterprise Florida) It was an indelible mark on the history of human achievement, made possible in part by the company we now know as Northrop Grumman. Responsible for designing, building and testing the Lunar Module, it was the groundbreaking Apollo program that first brought the Grumman Corporation to Florida's shores. Half a century and several mergers and acquisitions later, Northrop Grumman is still here. The race to put a man on the moon may be over, but Northrop Grumman's commitment to pushing the boundaries of aviation, aerospace and defense technology certainly isn't. And once again, Florida plays an indispensable role, providing the necessary resources for this pioneering company to take its next giant leap. Northrop Grumman Takes Its Next Giant Leap in Florida

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"Made in St. Johns County" showcases three local manufactures who share their experiences about what makes St. Johns County the ideal location for their business operations. Manufacturers featured: David Dobbs Enterprises (St. Augustine), Optimum Spring Manufacturing (Ponte Vedra) and Solar Stik (St. Augustine). "Made in St. Johns County" Youtube video

Advanced Disposal Chooses St. Johns County – Learn why Advanced Disposal Services selected St. Johns County for their new national corporate headquarters. (Windows format) or (Apple format).

Viva Vilano! highlights the style, personality, and history of St. Johns County's Vilano Beach. The Town Center is located just over the Intracoastal Waterway from St. Augustine, and became a Florida Main Street Community in 2003. Viva Vilano video.

St. Johns County is Business Ready! Please contact Melissa Glasgow, at (904) 209-0552, or mglasgow@sjcfl.us for more information on business opportunities in St. Johns County. View the 30-second video.

Economic Development is the number one priority of our Board of County Commissioners.

As a result of this unified focus, the County hired their first-ever economic development director to implement a sustained effort to attract and retain businesses to reduce the tax burden on residential property owners and promote job creation for local residents. The County's Office of Economic Development coordinates overall economic development efforts in St. Johns County and serves as the designated primary partner with Enterprise Florida.

Coordinated efforts through the County, the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Authority and other resource partners bring a team approach to positioning St. Johns County as a highly-desirable location of choice for business expansion and relocation within the Northeast Florida region through business development, marketing and other economic development activities.

Why St. Johns County

St. Johns County offers businesses and residents alike:

  • Top-ranked Florida Public School System
  • Lowest Overall Tax Structure in Northeast Florida
  • Florida's Healthiest County
  • Comprehensive Transportation Network
  • Highly Educated Workforce
  • Growing Population
  • Expanding Regional Airport
  • Beautiful Natural Amenities
  • Partnership with the Business Community
  • Progressive Government with a commitment to Economic Development
Business-Friendly Environment

The hiring of a Director of Economic Development is the latest step taken by St. Johns County to increase economic development.

Some of the other business-friendly actions taken include:

  • Reduction of non-residential impact fees
  • Revised concurrency requirements, which improved the development review process
  • Land Development Code revisions, leading to enhanced business-friendly zoning categories
  • Improved expedited permitting process
  • Approval of incentive packages for recent projects
Quality of Life

Bordered by the scenic Atlantic Ocean and St. Johns River, St. Johns County embraces its historic heritage and uniquely diverse communities such as the City of St. Augustine – the Nation's Oldest City; St. Augustine Beach, Ponte Vedra, and Hastings – the Potato Capital of Florida; which have attracted visitors for centuries. Capitalizing on its global appeal and amenity-rich environment, St. Johns County is poised for economic growth through its strategic location, favorable climate, local economic development incentives, and outstanding community services.