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.
Jim’s efforts have helped spur corporate relocations -- generating high-paying jobs and raising property values -- and provided millions in federal grant funds for transportation and infrastructure improvements and economic development. Among his high-profile successes are the development of Cecil Commerce Center and formation of the Jacksonville International Airport Community Redevelopment Area, which led to the creation of the Northside’s vibrant River City Marketplace.
A values-centered professional who is deeply invested in the Florida region, Jim’s extensive civic engagement includes service on Goodwill’s board of directors. He is also the 2019-2020 Chair of Leadership Florida’s board of directors.