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Anti-Food Truck Legislation Moving Forward?

According to Councilman Reginald Brown, this legislation was drafted to provide regulation of food trucks; and equally promote the economic growth of both the Mobile Food Vending and established restaurant industries without a negative financial impact to the other. However, will it do this? Take a...

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Revised Fuller Warren Bridge Plans Revealed

In December 2013, Metro Jacksonville was the first to publicly raise questions about the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) plans to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge without including provisions for a pedestrian/cycling crossing between Riverside and San Marco. Well, the extra eye of scrutiny...

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How Education Affects the USA

It has been said that education is the bedrock of society. In this graphic by Top Education Degrees, we take a look at education levels in each state to see just how education affects the states in areas of social and economic importance.

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Do Millennials Want to Call Your City ‘Home’?

Millions of millennials will soon be putting down roots. Cities and suburbs that are less attractive to them have a limited window to turn things around. William Fulton, the mayor of Ventura, California and GOVERNING's economic development columnist, provides his thoughts on this subject. Is Jacksonville...

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Farmers Markets Gaining In Popularity

From award winning documentaries to daytime TV, agricultural industry practices are a hot topic of discussion and scrutiny in American society. With twenty-first century technology and science revolutionizing the way we access and process information as a nation, it has also ushered in an age of burgeoning...

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Lampru Court: Historic Springfield Demolition 2007

Another historically significant Jacksonville building has been deemed unsafe by the City of Jacksonville's Property Safety Department and is being torn down. City engineers deemed the property, located at 8th and Boulevard in Springfield, a hazard to public safety because of the years of neglect that...

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If We Want Jax to Thrive Then We Must Support JAXPORT

Bruce A Fouraker, a contributing Writer and Editor with Masters of Industry Magazine and lifelong Jacksonville resident, presents an opposing response to the Sierra Club's opposition in dredging the St. Johns River.

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2013 US City Population Estimates Released

The Census Bureau recently released their 2013 estimates for the country's largest cities. Despite having the largest land area in the continental United States, Jacksonville has been passed by Indianapolis, IN this year, by Austin, TX in 2012, and is on the verge of being surpassed in population by...

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The Port to Nowhere

A new lawsuit questions the economic potential of proposed JaxPort expansion.

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Downtown, In Focus: A Conversation with DVI

EUJacksonville shares this piece written by Katherine Hardwick, Director of Marketing for Downtown Vision, INC.

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