We’re Gilmore Hagan, an economic development and government relations firm located in Jacksonville, Florida. Our relationship-driven approach has earned us a strong reputation as trustworthy experts in the areas of economic development, public agency strategic consulting, relationship development, business development, and lobbying. Our strengths include helping clients navigate complex business issues in the public and private sectors for local, state, national and even international levels. In short, the more complex the business objective is, the more of an asset we can be.

At Gilmore Hagan, we are unlike anyone else in Florida. Our insights, connections and talented team of navigators and negotiators bring unique perspective, experience and vision for the projects you are interested in. Our proven track record for turning even the most complex business issues into successful business ventures is what truly sets us apart.

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Jim Gilmore
Managing Partner

One of Florida’s premier economic development and government relations professionals, Jim Gilmore has spent a lifetime working to build community, create job opportunities and encourage capital investment. Over the past 30 years, he has brought partners together to generate more than $1.5 billion in new investment in public and private projects, primarily on the First Coast.

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Chris Hagan

Chris Hagan is a third-generation Jacksonvillian, with family roots in commercial fishing and healthcare. Chris has over ten years’ experience in government relations, and is a partner at his firm, Gilmore Hagan Partners. He represents clients throughout Florida before municipal councils on issues ranging from local construction and development permitting, to multi-million-dollar economic development projects.

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Christina Dortche
Executive Administrative Assistant

Christina Dortch is the Executive Administrative Assistant to partners Jim Gilmore and Chris Hagan at Gilmore Hagan Partners. She is not only responsible for executive direction but also for all administrative details and financial record keeping of the business. Christina is an effective business communicator who works with clients from public agencies, local and state government, board members, CEOs and other influential stakeholders. She has been by Jim’s side for more than six years.

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Taylor Mejia
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Taylor Mejia is the director of strategic partnerships at Gilmore Hagan Partners. Since joining the GHP team in 2015, she has implemented many economic development projects from conception to completion.

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Strategic Partners

We are proud to work with partners who share our passion for helping our clients succeed.

Acuity Design Group, Inc. (ADG)

ADG has extensive experience providing professional service solutions for a broad range of industry sectors including transportation, education, energy, healthcare, and government authorities. Their effective methods utilize creative problem solving and depend on tools such as online media, community relationships, proprietary research, and innovative thinking to achieve measurable results.

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Dalton Agency

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Dalton Agency is a national advertising, public relations, and interactive marketing firm that represents a wide range of regional, national, and international clients. With offices in Atlanta and Nashville, the agency provides award-winning creative designs and brand development, strategic communications and social media strategies, public affairs, media placement, crisis communications, interactive and digital design and programming, augmented and virtual reality, live corporate shows, and television and radio production services.

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