Jacksonville is too good a secret to keep. The creativity of its thought leaders and the variety of its industries make this true—and so does the cross-industry pollination that is building the city up as a leader in medtech, tourism, design, and the arts. For every well-established enterprise or titan of industry—Florida Blue or Urban SDK, for example—there are a dozen rising stars; Forcura, ArtRepublic, and Auditmacs among them.

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