Jacksonville is distinguished by a growing population, strong economy, diverse culture and recreational opportunities and abundant natural resources making it one of the nation’s most dynamic cities. At 874 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city by land area in the continental United States. The 12th largest U.S. city by population, Jacksonville has one of the lowest overall costs of living in Florida and offers numerous tax advantages, with no corporate franchise tax, state personal tax, inventory tax or foreign income tax. Multiple universities and three area naval bases drive a diverse and highly skilled labor force.
Regional collaboration is strong and Jacksonville’s economic base is diverse. Top industries include advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics, financial services, IT and innovation, and health and biomedical.
Situated halfway between Miami and Atlanta, Jacksonville is central to the Southeast. Recognized as “America’s logistics center,” Jacksonville’s multimodal hub includes three railroads, Interstates 10 and 95, and the Jacksonville Port Authority. Jacksonville International Airport—just 15 miles from Downtown—offers more than 100 daily departures to 32 destinations.
Residents enjoy a sunny climate and are never far from the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway and beaches.