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Local Business and Non-Profit Outreach

While the University works to provide a knowledgeable and professional workforce to the Jacksonville business and non-profit community, it also provides many resources through the work of the faculty and staff. Together with area corporate, civic, and government leaders, UNF is committed to enhancing the economy and quality of life in Jacksonville.


The University has always relied on the support of the business community in Jacksonville. However, it also strives to meet the needs and provide resources to the businesses and organizations in the area. These resources include:

Coggin College of Business Annual Family & Closely Held Business Forum
This annual forum explores critical transitional issues for today's family and closely held businesses.

The Institute for Management, Development, & Organizational Quality
This institute provides technical expertise in the functional areas of business to organizations whose operations affect Northeast Florida.

The Local Economic Indicator Project | Website
This program collects economic and business data from the local Jacksonville area, the State of Florida, the United States, and the world.

The Small Business Development Center | Website
This center assists potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. It serves 18 counties from offices in Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Ocala.

UNF SIFE and Interline Brands Tools for the Trade Program
This program educates area plumbing, electrical, and HVAC contractors on becoming successful entrepreneurs.

Supplier Diversity

Future phases of the project will uncover the extent to which the University of North Florida impacts the Jacksonville economy by using minority contractors and suppliers.