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Florida's Largest Companies
« on: September 02, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Florida's Largest Companies



The First Coast stacks up well when compared to Florida's other metropolitan areas.

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 08:04:30 AM »
Jacksonvilles diverse economy is one of its strengths...
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 10:49:46 AM »
I hate the catergory "MIA/SO Fla"; Yeah, that's freakin' pretty vague; It guess South Florida goes to Palm Coast! Take cred for your OWN city, not your own region. MIA has THREE F-500's; Ft Laudie and freakin Palm Beach or whatever doesn't count. Sounds like a "Duvaller" downplaying his city again. ::)

Anyway, concernin Jax, I hope that Steinmart can once again be a F-1000 next year; WD and CSX are mainstays; The Fidelity Complex, hopefully the morgage woes in the country/ state will quickly go away, to help them out. Man if Panama Beach, G-ville and Tally could get some F-500's, We(NO FLA) would be UNSTOPPABLE!!!! :D :) ;D
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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 11:05:10 AM »
Fortune 500, by city limits:

4 - Jacksonville
3 - Miami
1 - Clearwater
1 - Lakeland
1 - Fort Lauderdale
1 - Delray Beach
1 - Juno Beach
1 - St. Petersburg
1 - Orlando
0 - Tampa

Fortune 500, by county:

4 - Duval
3 - Miami-Dade
2 - Pinellas
2 - Palm Beach
1 - Orange
1 - Broward
1 - Polk


Anyway, the list is compiled by Metropolitan area...

Miami (Dade, Broward, Palm Counties)

Tampa (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando, Pasco)

Orlando (Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake)

Jacksonville (Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker)

Sarasota/Bradenton (Sarasota, Manatee)

Fort Myers (Lee)

Lakeland (Polk)

Melbourne (Brevard)

Naples (Collier)
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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 11:16:31 AM »
Thanks for breaking it down by city and county.  I remember reading a while back that the Fedility expansion put the City of Jax in the lead.

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 11:35:39 AM »
In the top 10, #3 thru #6 are all in Southeast Florida, five in top ten total. :)

To it's credit, Jax comes in strong with 4 companies within #9 - #14.

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 01:15:32 PM »
One of those companies needs to put their name on the side of "The Jack" better known as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 03:52:34 PM »
The CSX Center with a train circling the top of the stadium.   We could blow a train whistle every time we score.  Our defense could lower the crossing gate on the other teams drives.
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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 04:41:14 PM »
Now I like that!!!

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 05:24:36 PM »
Its all relative, who says having the most fortune companies in your city is a +?

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 05:30:16 PM »
That is a joke right. These companies provide many local high paying jobs.
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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 05:50:18 PM »
You can argue anything, some people's ultimate goal isnt a high paying job...

anyhow. i was just saying there is always 2 sides.

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 08:12:07 PM »
Not only do the create jobs and the tax base on which we all enjoy the bebefits of culturally, they have the deep pockets of charity and support of the arts. Without the F500 companies we are Starke. If you do not understand the positive impact then you do not get it. There are not 2 sides.

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2008, 06:54:50 AM »
You can argue anything, some people's ultimate goal isnt a high paying job...

anyhow. i was just saying there is always 2 sides.

Please show us the otherside to this...
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Florida's Largest Companies
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008, 12:31:09 PM »
Well perhaps your school of thought is not pro growth. Say you enjoy where you live, but you don't like big companies coming in, because that means more people, and it ads congestion to your roads you travel everyday. Or perhaps you disagree with big business completely because you believe that they are only out there for the bottom line to make money, and not to provide a product or service at a reasonable price.