Publix Central Fill Pharmaceutical Facility Coming to St. Johns County

The St. Johns County Economic Development Department is proud to announce a groundbreaking development that will shape the future of our community. Publix Super Markets, Inc. is set to establish an innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing facility right here in St. Johns County, assisting with economic growth and approximately 400 new jobs. Anticipated to be operational in 2026, this state-of-the-art central fill pharmaceutical facility will be strategically located in a 168,480-square-foot building within the industrial park of Legend Point Logistics Crossing at 200 Accolade Ave. in St. Johns.

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has displayed foresight and commitment by approving an economic development reinvestment package totaling $5,821,779 over a nine-year period for the project. The Publix central fill pharmaceutical facility will bring more than 150 new jobs initially, growing to 400 new jobs to St. Johns County.

“We are thrilled to announce the establishment of Publix’s central fill pharmaceutical facility in St. Johns County,” St. Johns County Administrator Joy Andrews said. “This endeavor has been an incredible journey, showcasing the collaborative efforts of our dedicated economic development staff, growth management team, utility services, and building officials. Together, they have worked tirelessly to bring this transformative project to fruition. What makes this announcement truly special is the resounding support and unwavering commitment from the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners. Their unanimous backing not only underscores the immense significance of this venture but also speaks volumes about their dedication to reinvesting in our community. It’s more than commendable; it’s a commitment to crafting a future filled with high-quality jobs and unparalleled wealth-building opportunities. This project stands as a shining example of the incredible outcomes that emerge when public and private sectors join forces for the greater good.”

The project was introduced to the St. Johns County Economic Development Department by JAXUSA Partnership, the County’s regional economic development partner. The project is within St. Johns County’s target industries of advanced manufacturing and health/life sciences and will bring career opportunities to the residents of St. Johns County. Publix provides stable employment opportunities with competitive pay and benefits, including its Employee Stock Ownership Plan that is provided at no cost to Publix associates.

At the Sept. 5, 2023, BOCC regular meeting, the BOCC unanimously approved a motion instructing the County Attorney to draft an economic development incentive agreement for the project and place the proposed incentive agreement for consideration by the BOCC at a later regularly scheduled meeting. Today, the BOCC approved the agreement at its regular meeting as part of the consent agenda.