Jacksonville, FL - More than 300 new jobs are planned for Jacksonville and we are told they are high wage jobs.
Bank of America, Energy Intelligence Worldwide Corp., and Total Quality Logistics LLC, are each proposing expansions.
According to the Mayor's office, the combined expansion would create 320 new jobs, and a $14 million capital investment.
But before this happens the City Council will have a role to play in approving incentives.
We're told legislation is being introduced today. We are working to find out exactly what's included in that.
"These investments reflect the confidence that the private sector has in the city of Jacksonville's growing economy", said Mayor Brown. "It is important that we continue to work with the private sector to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for our citizens that enhance our standard of living".
Under the plan, Bank of America would expand operations at its two Southside Jacksonville campuses to accommodate multiple BOA and Merrill Lynch lines of business. At least 200 new jobs would be created by December 2015.
EIWC is already headquartered in Jacksonville and is interested in locating its global corporate headquarters and energy monitor center. That would create 45 new jobs.
Total Quality Logistics is planning to open a new office at a location to be determined. It would create 75 new jobs.