Bring Your Business to Northern Florida
Tapestry Park's setting in Jacksonville, Florida, is ideal. The city boasts a low cost of living, affordable housing, a mild climate, a growing workforce, and a central coastal location. Over the past decade, Jacksonville has been one of Florida's fastest growing cities, making it a prime candidate for business relocation. More than 50,000 new jobs have been created by companies like Merrill Lynch and Blue Cross Blue Shield, who have expanded or relocated to Jacksonville in the last five years.
A City on the Rise
Jacksonville is a major naval center with two military installations located in the region: Mayport Naval Station and NAS Jacksonville. In November 2008, the Secretary of the Navy announced that Mayport Naval Station would become home to a nuclear-powered carrier. It is estimated that the move will bring an additional 3,200 military personnel to the naval station. The city's MSA is now the nation's 40th largest, and it had an estimated population of 1,327,600 in 2008.
The St. John's River, which flows through the city, creates an excellent natural harbor, with the Port of Jacksonville's commercial berthing facilities extending a total of eight miles. Jacksonville is a leading commercial port on the eastern coast and the leading rail center in Florida, with Amtrak and four railroads currently serving the area. The Jacksonville Airport Authority (JAA) also embarked on a $200 million-plus expansion program designed to increase capacity to 8 million passengers.