2017 News Articles

2017 St. Johns County
Economic Development Department
Activity Update

With Economic Development as the #1 priority of the Board of County Commissioners, the County’s Economic Development Department works cooperatively with local, state and federal resource agencies to assist businesses interested in locating and expanding into the County. This update is intended to provide a quick glance to highlight specific department activities performed to encourage these outcomes. 2017 Economic Development Activity Report

Artificial Lagoon in St. Johns Community Will Be the Largest Man-Made Water Feature in U.S.
Financial News & Daily Record, December 29, 2017.

St. Johns County Had State's Lowest Unemployment Rate in November
St. Augustine Record, December 22, 2017.

Real Estate Professionals See No Signs of Bubble During Current Period of Growth
St. Augustine Record, December 15, 2017.

Census Shows St. Johns County Better off Than Most
St. Augustine Record, December 9, 2017.

Trade Training Offers Quicker Path to In-Demand Jobs, with Less Debt
St. Augustine Record, December 3, 2017.

USF Study: North Florida Residents Like Where They Live More Than Other Florida Residents
St. Augustine Record, December 1, 2017.

Home Sales Remain Steady as Prices Rise in Northeast Florida
St. Augustine Record, November 15, 2017.

ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making
St. Johns County, November 8, 2017.

Murr Hopes to Add to Lincolnville Business Scene with Dog Rose Brewing
St. Augustine Record, November 7, 2017.

A Major Player? St. Johns County Wants to Be in the Conversation When Companies Look to Move, Expand
St. Augustine Record, October 29, 2017.

St. Johns County Recorded Lowest Unemployment Rate in State for September
St. Augustine Record, October 20, 2017.

Town Square Office Park to Expand Business Offerings at Nocatee
Ponte Vedra Recorder, October 19, 2017.

Wawa Entering St. Johns County
Financial News & Daily Record, October 19, 2017.

New Shopping Center in Works at Northwest Race Track Road and Bartram Park Boulevard
Financial News & Daily Record, October 18, 2017.

Construction Plan Next for Planned Buc-ee’s Gas Station in St. Johns
Financial News & Daily Record, October 16, 2017.

Splashy Development Plans to ‘Raise the Bar’ Along CR 210 Corridor
St. Augustine Record, October 12, 2017.

St. Johns County Oks PGA's Planned Changes
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader, October 10, 2017.

County Commission Votes to Support PGA Tour's Plans for New Headquarters in Ponte Vedra
Ponte Vedra Recorder, October 6, 2017.

Keeping PGA Tour HQ in County Vital to County's Economic Growth, Leaders Say
St. Augustine Record, October 4, 2017.

St. Johns County Passes Incentive Package for New PGA Tour Headquarters
Jacksonville.com, October 3, 2017.

St. Johns County, Florida: Bullish on Local Manufacturers
2017 USA Trade Guide, October 2017.

King St. / Holmes Boulevard Improvement Ribbon Cutting
St. Johns County Press Release, August 11, 2017.

FCTC Helps Jumpstart Students' Careers Through Partnerships with Local Companies
St. Augustine Record, August 8, 2017.

Northern St. Johns County: A Favorable Locale to Establish a Business
St. Johns Business Monthly, July 26, 2017.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Tops Amphitheater Ranking
Jacksonville Business Journal, July 25, 2017.

Q&A with St. Johns County Economic Development Chief
Jacksonville Business Journal, July 25, 2017.

Homes Prices in St. Johns County Rising as Building Accelerates
St. Augustine Record, July 23, 2017.

Florida Unemployment Rate Lowest in a Decade; St. Johns County's Rate Second-lowest in State
St. Augustine Record, July 21, 2017.

New Owner Cites Tremendous Potential of Shops at World Golf Village
St. Augustine Record, July 16, 2017.

St. Johns Schools Again Earn an "A" in State Grades
St. Augustine Record, June 30, 2017.

Find Out What's Going On at the St. Augustine Aquarium
Social St. Augustine, June 15, 2017.

PGA Tour Files Applications to Modify Development Plan
Ponte Vedra Recorder, June 8, 2017.

Longtime Favorite Restaurateurs to Open Fresh Produce Market
Jacksonville Business Journal, June 7, 2017.

St. Johns County, Florida: Bullish on Business
Business View Magazine, June/July 2017.

PGA Tour Looking to Consolidate Headquarters, Alter Development of Ponte Vedra Property
St. Augustine Record, May 30, 2017.

Constructing First Coast's Youth Sports Future
Jacksonville Business Journal, May 30, 2017.

Unemployment Rate for St. Johns County Lowest in Almost a Decade
St. Augustine Record, May 20, 2017.

Ace Hardware Will Anchor New Shopping Center on US 1 in Ponte Vedra Beach Area
St. Augustine Record, May 9, 2017.

Commissioners Approve Moving Forward with $3M Incentive Program for 'Project Boilermaker' to Relocate HQ to St. Johns County
Ponte Vedra Recorder, April 27, 2017.

Numbers Suggest St. Johns County is in the Midst of Another Building Boom
St. Augustine Record, April 22, 2017.

Unemployment Lowest in County Since May 2016
St. Augustine Record, April 22, 2017.

Frontier Service to Philadelphia Resumes Friday
St. Augustine Record, April 21, 2017.

St. Vincent's Health Center Planned for CR 210 Area in St. Johns County
St. Augustine Record, April 6, 2017.

Advanced Disposal CEO Pleased with Move
St. Augustine Record, April 2, 2017.

St. Johns County Rated Healthiest in Florida
St. Augustine Record, March 30, 2017.

St. Johns County Sees Unemployment Rate Fall to 3.6 Percent
St. Augustine Record, March 25, 2017.

New Census Data Show that St. Johns County Grew at Rate of 3.7 Percent
St. Augustine Record, March 23, 2017.

14-acre "Crystal Lagoon" Set to Break Ground in St. Johns County in March
Jacksonville Business Journal, March 9, 2017.

Durbin Park Work Underway to Bring Largest Shopping Area to St. Johns County
St. Augustine Record, February 24, 2017.

Wal-Mart, Home Depot in First Phase of Pavilion at Durbin Park; Bass Pro Shops in Second Phase
Financial News & Daily Record, February 2, 2017.

7 Retailers Opening this Fall at Nocatee Town Center
Jacksonville Business Journal, January 27, 2017.

Nocatee Town Center Adds Full-Service Restaurant
Jacksonville Business Journal, January 24, 2017.

NEFAR: Northeast Florida has Best Sales Year in Decade
Jacksonville Business Journal, January 11, 2017.

Nocatee Stays Third-fastest Growing Master-planned Community in US
St. Augustine Record, January 10, 2017.

St. Johns County Seeing Expanding Labor Force, More Jobs
St. Augustine Record, January 21, 2017.