Economic Development Resource Partners

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce

Through a formal partnership with St. Johns County, the Chamber assists new and existing businesses interested in locating and expanding in the County, and provides technical assistance related to site selection and other due-diligence requests. St Johns County Chamber of Commerce. Economic Development Council FY 2017-18 Annual Report.

Contact: Isabelle Renault, President
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
One News Place, Suite C
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-5681

St. Johns County Industrial Development Authority

Provides public bond financing for manufacturing and non-profit entities located within St. Johns County to stimulate industrial development and support economic development. More Information & Meeting Agendas.

Contact: Melissa S. Glasgow
Director of Economic Development
Office of the County Administrator
St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-0552

Northeast FL Regional Airport

Full service general aviation airport and home to multiple aviation-related businesses located in St. Johns County.

Contact: Ed Wuellner, Executive Director
4796 U.S. 1 North
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-0090

Small Business Development Center – St. Johns County Office

Through a partnership with the Small Business Administration, University of North Florida and St. Johns County, this service provides free consulting, training and specialized assistance to established businesses and individuals considering starting a business.

SJC SBDC Impact Reports:  FY18-19 3Q   |   FY18-19 2Q   |   FY18-19 1Q  

Featured Success Story
Optimum Spring Manufacturing Inc. – The company, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL manufactures compression, extension, and torsion springs composed of specialty alloy wire suitable for operating under high temperatures and in corrosive environments. They heard of the FSBDC at UNF and enrolled in in depth training and applied for an Export Marketing Plan. With this info, the team from began to focus on exporting their product. View the full success story! 

Contact: Marge Cirillo, Certified Business Analyst
St. Johns County Growth Management Office
4040 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-1295

JAX USA Regional Partnership

Serves as lead coordinator of the seven-county regional economic development recruitment and marketing program for Northeast Florida.

Contact: Aundra Wallace, President
3 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 366-6639

Enterprise Florida – Headquarters

Serves as the statewide clearinghouse for economic development information and state-level business incentives.

Contact: Jamal Sowell, President and CEO
800 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 956-5600

Florida Power & Light Company

Provides data tools and resources to local EDOs and a special rate on electric service to qualified Florida business operations.

Contact: Crystal Stiles, Director of Economic Development
700 Universe Blvd. CEA/JB
Juno Beach, Florida 33048