Contributing factors to the success of the increase in Jacksonville Entrepreneurs include inexpensive business and labor costs, low taxes, warm weather, and availability of capital. Jeanne Miller, executive director of Jacksonville Civic Council, says venture capital and money from angel investors is coming back to Jacksonville.
“Jacksonville’s a hidden jewel for entrepreneurs,” said Theodore Carter, executive director of the city’s Office of Economic Development. “We have a young ecosystem here that’s very welcoming to innovation and new business.”
This ecosystem of Jacksonville entrepreneurs is further exemplified through events such as One Spark, and the UNF Leadership Summit, and many other events with the entrepreneurial spirit in Jacksonville.
Source: Jacksonville is Hot for Startups