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Cornerstone promotes NE Florida’s business environment

More than 25 members of the Cornerstone Regional Development Partnership, the

Jerry Mallott

Jerry Mallott

 economic arm of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, recently headed to Atlanta for a two-day economic development mission to promote Northeast Florida as a pro-business environment.

Cornerstone Chair Greg Smith and Chamber Chair Mike Hightower led the mission that brought together business leaders from Florida and Georgia. According to Cornerstone President Jerry Mallot, the trip’s purpose was to reintroduce Northeast Florida to an important group of executives in real estate and site consulting and to generate new business leads that will potentially create future job growth and business relocations or expansions to the region.

“We are actively and aggressively promoting this region as a dynamic area for businesses that are looking to expand or relocate,” Mallot said. “Northeast Florida is one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S., making it extremely attractive to large corporations and business owners. It is our job to make sure such companies are aware of our region’s successful business climate and understand the benefits of doing business here. This trip alone has generated several new economic development prospects for the region.”

The Cornerstone Regional Development Partnership is comprised of 200 top private sector investor corporate entities in the Jacksonville area in partnership with the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, the JEDC, JEA, the regional county partners — Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties — WorkSource, the JAXPORT, the Jacksonville  Aviation Authority and others.

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