Economic Development

Florida Chamber of Commerce Congratulates GE on Major Jobs Announcement 500 New Jobs Slated for Jacksonville Area

CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261


TALLAHASSEE, FL. (September 26, 2014) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today congratulates GE on their plans to bring more than 500 new jobs and more than $50 million in capital investment to the Jacksonville area.

“GE’s commitment to create 500 new high-wage, high-skill jobs in Jacksonville is another sign that Florida is moving in the right direction,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “GE is an innovation driven Fortune 500 company, and are important partners in Florida’s growing economy. Congratulations GE.”

Since December 2010, Florida has created more than 640,000 private-sector jobs, our business climate is ranked second in the nation and higher-education initiatives are placing an emphasis on college and career readiness. Florida continues moving in the right direction and with the help of companies like GE, Florida families continue to have more opportunities to succeed.





Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations, aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit for more information.

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