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One Nassau County Has a Housing Crisis, the Other Nassau County Has a Solution.
August 15, 2023
- Northeast Florida is Booming and making room for new arrivals. New York's Long Island is frozen in the 20th century.  Read the full article here, including what NCEDB Executive Director, Sherri Mitchell, has to say.

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Economic Update with Keynote Speaker Stephanie Stuckey
June 6, 2023
- Nassau County Economic Development Board will be hosting its first Economic Update Luncheon on August 24, 2023, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Nassau Center. Please join us as we hear from the Parks & Recreation Director, Jay Robertson. Expert Economists Jared Parker and Dr. Clyde...

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Business Retention and Expansion
July 19, 2022
- We have a BRE (Business Retention and Expansion) Forum on September 29 from 8 AM to 10 AM at TOWN OF CALLAHAN, FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1960 S Kings Rd, Callahan, FL 32011. Our existing businesses and workforce are the best barometers of how a community functions. In response to the changing needs of our business...

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DeSantis visits Nassau with $4 million check
June 29, 2022
- With a message strong on economic development, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded the town of Callahan $4 million toward a new water plant at Crawford Diamond Industrial Park. DeSantis held a press conference Monday morning in The Pig Bar-B-Q with a standing-room-only crowd in attendance. Callahan town officials were on hand to...

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Ocean Highway and Port Authority executive director hired to lead port
May 19, 2022
- The Port of Fernandina will have, for the first time, an executive director if contract negotiations go forward for the Ocean Highway and Port Authority to hire David Kaufman. Port operator Chris Ragucci was appointed port director after Laura DiBella vacated the position in 2019. The port has been without a...

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Hurricane Preparedness Workshop hosted by NCEDB
April 29, 2022
- Florida’s hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. It is crucial to plan for your safety in an emergency. Now is the time to prepare for the risks associated with hurricane season to protect yourself and your loved ones when alerted by emergency officials. Please...

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Nassau County BRE Forum
February 23, 2022
- We are having a BRE (Business Retention and Expansion) Forum on March 3rd from 8 AM to 10 AM. The BRE program focuses on retaining our current businesses in Nassau County. We will be sharing our role in the community and have a panel of experts in Economic Development, Nassau County Planning,...

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FSCJ Nassau Center Receives Florida Job Growth Grant to Support Commercial Vehicle Driving Program Expansion
December 21, 2021
- Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) received a $3,181,791.70 Florida Job Growth Grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida to support the Nassau County Transportation Education Institute. Governor Ron DeSantis and DEO Secretary Dane Eagle visited FSCJ’s Nassau Center on Thursday, December 16, 2021, to announce...

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Labor Challenges Persist
November 23, 2021
- As of this past summer, there were 9.5 million people looking for work and 9.2 million job openings — so, technically speaking, there isn’t a labor shortage. However, in addition to those who cannot go back to work because of COVID health concerns or childcare issues due to a continuation...

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Ribbon Cutting for the Opening of the Crawford Road Extension
November 10, 2021
- The Board of County Commissioner hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of the re-opening of the newly improved Crawford Rd. The improvements included paving the 6.5 mile-long, two-lane dirt road connecting County Road 121 with the existing paved portion of Crawford Road, just west of US 301.  

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