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7 Cool Facts About DT Jax You Probably Didn't Know!

So you thought you knew Jacksonville? Here's a few long lost facts about downtown that will have you wondering what else is out there that you don't know.

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Seven Distinctive Products Made in Jax

Manufacturing is alive and well in Jacksonville. Here's a brief look at seven interesting companies producing products you're probably very familiar with.

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Henry B. Plant: The King of Florida

Jacksonville and much of Florida owes a lot of gratitude to this railroad tycoon, whose 19th century infrastructure investments have paved the way for a 21st century Florida.

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Visions of Vibrancy: New York City

The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, which have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around…

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Top Contributors to the 2015 Mayoral Election

The top 11 contributors to the 2015 mayoral election.

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Financing the 2015 Mayoral Election

Political Action Committees (PACs) were the economic engine behind the 2015 mayoral race. Here's some analysis on where the money went and how it got there.


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The Great Burgers of Jacksonville

A few months ago, we ran a story featuring a few new burger chains expanding in Jacksonville. Today, we share a few local spots known for having great burgers.

 
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Turpentine Births Modern Day Jacksonville

The turpentine and resin industry was a driving force behind the development of 19th century port cities like Pensacola and, of course, Jacksonville. 

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Westlake and Westside: The 'Nocatee' of Jax Industry

For those of us who remember Tupac's "California Love," the west side is the best side. In Jacksonville, when it comes to industry, the west side is hard to beat. Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a visit to what could be called the "Nocatee of Industrial Jacksonville"-- Westlake and Westside Industrial Parks.


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6 More Unique Products Made In Jax

Jacksonville's manufacturing scene is a Florida anomaly. Jacksonville is home to several manufacturers making products that one may not expect to find in the area. Here's a few.


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Stories Behind the Concrete Slabs of Jax: Part II

Part two of Metro Jacksonville's series that highlights the lost stories behind downtown Jacksonville's surface parking lots.


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