Jacksonville area records good job growth even in the pandemic


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Daniel Davis
 |  Florida Times-Union

It’s unexpected but job growth continues in our region this year even during the pandemic. It’s incredible to watch the interest from companies in a variety of job sectors investing in Jacksonville.

We’ve already added more than 2,400 jobs and more than $850 million in capital investment in 2020. More than 67 percent of those expansions have been added since the economic shutdown caused by COVID.

These jobs run the gamut — from high-end health care jobs to the latest Amazon expansion. These jobs help place food on the table for all of our community.

There’s opportunity for everyone in Jacksonville.

We focus our efforts on projects we know we can compete for and win. The region’s five target industries are advanced manufacturing, financial services, health and biomedical, advanced transportation and logistics and IT and innovation.

Jacksonville has expanded in each of these

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Lineage Logistics Raises $1.6 Billion in New Equity to Drive Business Growth and Support Further Investment in Technology and Automation

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Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has raised $1.6 billion in equity from new and existing strategic partners. Participating investors include Oxford Properties Group (“Oxford Properties”), BentallGreenOak, D1 Capital Partners, Cohen & Steers, OPTrust, CenterSquare Investment Management, and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, among others.

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“This significant investment — from both new and existing investors — is validation of our business model, our innovative strategy and our plans to continue expanding our footprint as the world’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President and CEO of Lineage. “As we reimagine the food supply chain and execute on our company purpose to eliminate waste

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ETS Creates ETS Strategic Capital to Tap into New Growth Opportunities in Education

The new ETS unit will pursue strategic equity investments, growth partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ETS, the world’s largest nonprofit educational assessment and measurement organization, today announced the creation of ETS Strategic Capital, a new unit that will focus on growing the business and advancing its mission through strategic equity investments, growth partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.

ETS STRATEGIC CAPITAL Investments • Partnerships • M&A

ETS Strategic Capital will broaden, expand and diversify ETS’s offering in assessment, learning and development for K-12, higher education, and corporations. With this mandate, ETS Strategic Capital is actively seeking transactions to establish a global portfolio of innovative education companies that will have both a positive financial and strategic impact.  

“We’ve reached a pivotal point in the ongoing evolution of education — there is a fundamental change in how educational services are delivered, how tools

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Alternative Credentials Market For Higher Education|Widening Skills Gap to boost the Market Growth | Technavio – Press Release

LONDON–(Business Wire)–Technavio has been monitoring the alternative credentials market for higher education and it is poised to grow by $ 1.18 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 17% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Alternative Credentials Market for Higher Education 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis.

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BlackRock Science And Technology Trust: A Growth And Dividend Magnet (NYSE:BST)

The following immortal Neil deGrasse Tyson quote just about sums up my view on the high-quality BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST):

Innovations in science and technology are the engines of the 21st-century economy; if you care about the wealth and health of your nation tomorrow, then you’d better rethink how you allocate taxes to fund science. The federal budget needs to recognize this.”

Even before the impact of the pandemic was known, science and technology stocks were outperforming the broader market. Science and technology will also lead us in the post-COVID-19 age. I’m sure many will agree.

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The sector was doing very well before the pandemic and is expected to do better in its aftermath. So, yeah, I’m very bullish on BST for the long term, both as a dividend play and growth play. BST invests in current leaders and emerging winners in the field

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COVID-19: Smart Education Market (2020-2024)- Roadmap for Recovery | Demand of Smart Education Solution to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the smart education market and it is poised to grow by USD 117.71 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 19% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Smart Education Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

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Chris Bishop Appointed Chief Growth Officer of Alion Science and Technology

“Chris brings 25 years of strong business development experience from some of the leading defense companies in industry. His significant experience in C5ISR, cross-domain, and cyber capabilities – all key franchise areas for Alion – will contribute greatly to our continued market growth,” said Steve Schorer, Chairman and CEO of Alion. “Chris’ expansive experience managing business development organizations, his year-over-year revenue growth, and record book-to-bill ratios are impressive. He is a forward thinker and his strategies for driving business success will be significant as Alion continues its momentum achieving new contract wins and maintaining its commitment to excellence.”

Chris was most recently Chief Growth and Strategy Officer at Pyramid Systems, a fast-growing, high-end IT solutions firm. Prior to Pyramid Systems, Chris served as Senior Vice President of Growth for ManTech’s Mission Solutions and Services Group. Chris was also previously the Vice President of Business Development for URS Corporation and

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Jobs creation in India to remain subdued for at least a year; salary growth nosedives in Q1



a group of people walking down the street:  The use of technology to substitute labour would increase, reducing the demand for labour.


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The use of technology to substitute labour would increase, reducing the demand for labour.

The job creation in the country may struggle in the coming months as the Indian economy is expected to take more than a year to revive. It is also expected that the use of technology to substitute labour would increase, reducing the demand for labour, said a report by Care Ratings. The employment growth number for FY21 is likely to contract for several industries, especially in the services segment. In contrast, IT, banking and finance will continue to be the job creators as they have been less impacted by the coronavirus-led lockdown, the report added.  

The revival in demand will largely determine the growth in employment for consumer-oriented industries while investment trends may drive the same for the capital goods related industries. Employment condition in the country was already daunting

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Cell Analysis Market 2020-2025: By Technology, Global Analysis, Industry Growth, Current Trends, And Forecast

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The cell analysis market is estimated to represent a global market of USD 20.3 billion by 2017 with growth rate of 6.18%.

The cell analysis industry thrives on studying the intricacies of an individual cell or a group of cells using scientific processes thus finding novel applications across diverse industries. It finds application in genetics, disease cure, diagnosis and improving overall healthcare facilities. Countries and governments are increasing their spending capacity when it comes to research. The Irish Cancer Society stated that the Government of Ireland invested in over 40 projects that were carried out by the Science Foundation of Ireland. The annual review agenda document mentioned that Science Foundation Ireland awards investment of EUR43 million through SFI Investigators Programme. Cancer organizations like Cancer Institute of New South Wales (NSW) funded the University of Sydney for live

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3 Reasons Why Perdoceo Education (PRDO) Is a Great Growth Stock

Growth stocks are attractive to many investors, as above-average financial growth helps these stocks easily grab the market’s attention and produce exceptional returns. However, it isn’t easy to find a great growth stock.

By their very nature, these stocks carry above-average risk and volatility. Moreover, if a company’s growth story is over or nearing its end, betting on it could lead to significant loss.

However, it’s pretty easy to find cutting-edge growth stocks with the help of the Zacks Growth Style Score (part of the Zacks Style Scores system), which looks beyond the traditional growth attributes to analyze a company’s real growth prospects.

Our proprietary system currently recommends Perdoceo Education (PRDO) as one such stock. This company not only has a favorable Growth Score, but also carries a top Zacks Rank.

Research shows that stocks carrying the best growth features consistently beat the market. And returns are even better for

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