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Table of Contents Study Volunteers 2 Executive Summary 3 Findings 4 - 21 Introduction 4 Regional Overview 4 Attracting Businesses and Jobs 7 Creating New Businesses and Jobs Locally 14 Retaining Businesses and Jobs 17 Future Trends 19 International Business and Globalization 19 Sustainability - People, Planet, and Profit 20 The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Pipeline 20 Next Jobs? 21 Conclusions 22 - 23 Recommendations 24 - 27 Resource Materials and Additional Reading 28 Appendix 28 Resource Speakers 29 About JCCI 30 Previous JCCI Studies 31

Study Volunteers Special thanks to the volunteers who made this study possible:

Study Committee

Elaine Brown Study Chair

Management Team Ron Barton Cathy Chambers Yank Coble Lad Daniels John Edwards Bruce Ferguson Ken Hamilton Mia Jones

Staffed by: 2

Joanne Kazmierski Kellie Jo Kilberg Dr. Paul Mason Alex McCoy Darryl Register Steve Rieck Nick Sacia

Clanzenetta “Mickee� Brown

Donald Anderson Guy Anderson Danita Andrews Rosa Beckett Jim Beeler Diane Bond Sarah Boren Sandra Brooks Lee Brown Jeane Chappell Lorie Chism Thomas Clift Ashley Collins Jim Crooks Logan Cross Aaron Curtis Mick Cuthbertson Gloria Davis Kelly DeLucia Janice Donaldson Jackson Dunlap Gina Eubanks

Jeff Evans Marilyn Feldstein Jason Fischer J. Scott Gaillard Nancy Garcia Bill Gassett Pam Gerrish Nelson Daniel Gilham Paul Godfrey Cathryn Hagan Patricia Hanrahan Gabriel Hanson Robert Hawkins Andre Higgins John Hirabayashi David Johnson Dave Kaufman Les Krieger Bill Larson Terry Lorince Jerry Mallot Jack Manilla

In Memoriam:

Conrad Markle Bill Mason Karen Mathis Joe McClure Paul McElroy Colleen McFarlane Ted McGowan Julie McNeil Bill McQuilkin Mike Mickler Mike Miller Candace Moody Mike Mullin Ashkan Najafi Leith Oatman Chris Park Tom Patton Ken Paulk Frank Pearce Noelle Perry Stephen Pollan Mary Randall

Granville Reed Clive Ricketts Jim Robinson Stacey Roussel Maurice Rudolph Kathy Sandusky Joseph Santa Jeff Sheffield Justin Sims Amy Skinner Beth Slater Chris Steilberg Stephen Strum Michelle Tappouni Brian Teeple Deborah Thompson Joe Whitaker Stephen Wickersham David Wielosiwski Julia Wilson Stephanie Winters Tina Wirth

The Rev. Granville Reed III Jacksonville Community Council Inc.

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