Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville business and civic leaders tell WOKV there will be hundreds of jobs coming to the First Coast out of networking they’ve done in London.
Jerry Mallot with the Jacksonville Chamber and JaxUSA Partnership tells WOKV’s Rich Jones in London that while no deals have been formally signed this week, they’ve made great inroads and connections.
“We’ll see some results within the next six months,” he says.
Mallot says those “results” will be more than just a few hundred jobs. That’s something City Council President Bill Gulliford says is welcome news.
“We’ve got a city that has great opportunity for European businesses, we’ve just got to have that message get to them,” Gulliford says.
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown agrees that just having a delegation in London- a step other NFL cities overseas haven’t taken, including Jags opponent San Francisco- shows their commitment to growing business opportunities.
“It says that we’re very pro-business, we’re very friendly to business, we came here to do business, and we want to expand and compete in the global economy,” Brown says.
All parties involved have little question this trip will lead to hard results.