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April 22, 2018

Business Florida 2018 - The Regions

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Plenty to see and do
Stretch out on 90 miles of sand along the Atlantic, including TripAdvisor’s No. 8 top U.S. beach, St. Augustine. Browse the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville. Step back in time at the Civil War Battlefield in Olustee or the Victorian seaport village of Fernandina Beach. And explore the quaint narrow streets and historic sites of St. Augustine to find out firsthand why Condé Nast Traveler named this small city one of America’s 10 best.

Evening sidewalk dining in St. Augustine

Stellar schools
Seven of this region’s high schools earned gold medals in U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best High Schools” rankings; University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business was named one of the nation’s best business schools by The Princeton Review for the 10th consecutive year; and coming soon: a downtown satellite campus of Jacksonville University offering health care and business courses to about 100 students and a north Florida division of Florida State University’s Jim Moran Institute of Global Entrepreneurship.

UNF’s Coggin College of Business

Sports and recreation
Reasons to cheer in Florida’s Northeast include: the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, the AFL Jacksonville Sharks, the North American Soccer League’s Jacksonville Armada FC, AA baseball’s Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and one of college sports’ biggest rivalries, the Florida-Georgia Football Classic. Golf is always in season here at more than 80 courses, including TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra where The Players PGA Tournament is held in May.

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