JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The new FIS headquarters in Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood is inching closer to completion.
On Monday morning, the company held a topping-off ceremony at the site, with crews lifting the last steel beam to the top of the building.
Once it is complete, the company said, it will include an open workspace, coffee shops and a workout facility for employees. The parking garage will also be open to the general public on nights and weekends.
FIS Chairman and CEO Gary Norcross said the company’s new headquarters will create hundreds of jobs and be a benefit for the entire city.
“As we relocate people to the city, not only throughout the U.S. but around the world, people are going to come. They are going to be buying homes. They are going to be in restaurants. They’ll be bringing their families,” Norcross said. “So I think it just means great things for the city of Jacksonville and it’s future.”
The project is expected to be finished by June 2022.
The FIS headquarters is one of several projects underway in the River City. Crews recently broke ground on a multi-million dollar development to transform the Southbank. It will include housing, hotel rooms and retail and office space.
Dun and Bradstreet, a data and analytics company, recently announced it is moving its global headquarters to Jacksonville.
During Monday’s topping off ceremony, Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce, said the development is significant for the city.
“This right here is bringing so much energy to downtown Jacksonville,” said Sowell. “As you can see the growth over the past three years it’s been phenomenal and this is a part of it with Dun and Bradstreet coming, now you have FIS here.”