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>  Florida  ranks  second  among  the  50  states  for  having  the best  business  climate,  
according  to  a  survey  conducted  by the Development Counsellors International (DCI). 22% of the
U.S.  corporate  executives  surveyed  named  Florida  as  the state  having the  most  favorable  
business  climate  due to the state’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and its 
strategic location. (Source:

>  Two proposed office buildings along Gate Parkway appear to be on the short list for Project 
Milan, a health care company matching the description for McKesson Corp., a global supplier of 
health care products and services. City Council adopted a resolution  for  a  $700,000  ReCapture  
Enhanced  Value  grant for Milan, described as an expansion of an existing company. According to 
city legislation, Milan committed to retain 428 jobs and create at least 10 more full-time 
positions by the end of 2021. McKesson has not indicated it is Milan. (Source: Karen Mathis, Daily 

>  The Downtown Development Review Board unanimously approved the design for the Barnett Bank 
building, part of a massive redevelopment project in the heart of downtown
Jacksonville. The Barnett protion of the project will see most of the 157,000 square-foot building 
be developed into 108 apartment units. Plans call for a national bank tenant to take the ground 
floor, with some commercial retail space built into the project as well. (Source: Derek Gilliam, 
Jacksonville Business Journal)