January 29, 2015

Economic Development

Focus on revitalizing downtown Jacksonville

Cynthia Barnett | 5/18/2012
Winn Dixie HQ
Bi-Lo plans to spend $93 million renovating the Winn-Dixie headquarters.

Stocking the Ranks

Greenville, S.C.-based Bi-Lo Holdings, which bought Winn-Dixie in a $560-million deal, will relocate its headquarters to Jacksonville. The decision keeps 900 jobs in Jacksonville and creates an additional 100. The company will also invest $93 million at Winn-Dixie's headquarters. Winn-Dixie stores will not be renamed. Florida and Jacksonville offered more than $6 million in incentives. Local officials say South Carolina offered considerably more. Florida will fund $1 million in training and $3.6 million for relocation and equipment. Jacksonville will kick in $2 million over 10 years, with the money tied to Bi-Lo's local investment.

Tags: Northeast, Housing/Construction

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

How to let altruism be your guide
How to let altruism be your guide

Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, says altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Superbowl Poll: My favorite thing about the big game is:

  • The game itself (go team!)
  • Partying with friends (and the food + drink)
  • Watching commercials or halftime
  • Nothing, not into it

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe