TEAM / Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore
Jacksonville, FL

Jim Gilmore joined The Southern Group’s Jacksonville office in 2020.

One of Florida’s premiere economic development and government relations professionals, Jim has spent his lifetime working to build community, create job opportunities, and encourage capital investment.  Over the past 30 years, Jim 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 funds for transportation and infrastructure improvements and economic development.  Among Jim’s high-profile successes are the development of Cecil Commerce Center, University of Florida Proton Therapy Center, FIS world headquarters, Johnson & Johnson Vistakon, and the creation of Community Redevelopment areas.

A values-centered professional who is deeply invested in the Florida region, Jim’s extensive civic engagement includes service on the boards of Leadership Florida, Goodwill, and as a Trustee of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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