An ever-growing labor pool

Nassau County, Florida is home to 79,731 residents and lies within the Jacksonville MSA with 760,000+ working-age adults and over 1.6 million residents.  Florida is a right-to-work state and our population continues to grow as Florida recently surpassed New York as the third most populous state.  Northeast Florida’s median age is 38, two years younger than the Florida average. 

We have been home to two pulp and paper mills for over 75 years and have a history rooted in the tourism industry.  Here you’ll find foresters, skilled machinists and chemical engineers along with the world-class service from the staff of the five-diamond Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and four-diamond Omni Amelia Island Plantation.   

Employers looking to relocate to Nassau County, Florida will find it any easy sell to their employees.  Our residents enjoy the ultimate work-life balance, enjoying our relatively low cost of living and coastal lifestyle.

Training our future pipeline

Twenty-plus area colleges and universities prepare over 50,000 students to enter the workforce with degrees in biomedical sciences and logistics, along with civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.  Technical certificates in advanced manufacturing, CNC machining and mechatronics are just a snapshot of the specialized training offered for our target industries of aerospace and aviation, logistics and distribution and manufacturing.


Nassau County is equidistant to four military installations – Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Naval Station Mayport, Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island and Naval Air Station Jacksonville – with 3,000 skilled veterans return to the private sector, many choosing to make Northeast Florida their permanent home.  The military veterans of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia make up 14 percent of the region's workforce, compared to seven percent for the U.S. overall.  Our local military members receive up-to-date industry training, possess a strong work ethic and present employers with skills transferable to manufacturing, logistics and distribution, aerospace and aviation, among others.

Partners for your training needs

CareerSource Northeast Florida
, our region’s workforce board, is a leading provider of innovative services for employers and offers candidate sourcing, training services and access to tax incentives.  For businesses looking to relocate to Nassau County, CareerSource serves as your human resource partner during the transition process.  Local representatives can assist you with: 
  • Job analysis and employee assessment tools
  • Customized training
  • Workplace education
  • Outplacement services


CareerSource offers recruiting events for local businesses and job seekers. To learn more, click on the image below.

The First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA), a local, professional trade association, assists manufacturing companies coming to Jacksonville and is a great resource in the areas of government relations and workforce development.

The NCEDB exists because of the generous support of the Nassau County Board of Commissioners, our local municipalities and economic development partners.
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