For over 30 years, FCMA has been advocating on behalf of the North Florida manufacturing industry. Having a unified voice makes a difference in local, state and federal affairs. Our advocacy was instrumental in making the sales tax exemption on manufacturing equipment permanent. This was a major initiative pushed forward by FCMA for many years.


We are continually looking for ways to improve the business climate for manufacturers on the First Coast. If you want your voice heard, I encourage you to join FCMA in January to visit with policymakers in Tallahassee. The annual trip is a unique opportunity to meet with key officials and help them understand the issues that matter to manufacturers.

Recent congratulatory letter from Senator Rick Scott – February 2023


FCMA has announced their political endorsements for local elections in Jacksonville for Spring 2023

To select endorsements, the FCMA Government Relations committee interviewed candidates and presented their endorsements to the FCMA Executive Committee who voted to officially endorse the recommended candidates. Based on these practices, FCMA has chosen to endorse the following candidates for the upcoming elections: 

Mayor  LeAnna Cumber 
City Council, District 1  Ken Amaro 
City Council, District 2  Lindsey Brock 
City Council, District 3  Will Lahnen 
City Council, District 4  Kevin Carrico 
City Council, District 5  Joe Carlucci 
City Council, District 6  Michael Boylan 
City Council, District 7  Jimmy Peluso 
City Council, District 8  Mike Muldoon 
City Council, District 9  Ju’Coby Pittman 
City Council, District 10  Norman Brewer, Jr.  
City Council, District 11  Randy White 
City Council, District 12  Rory Diamond 
City Council At-Large, Group 1  Terrance Freeman 
City Council At-Large, Group 2  Ronald Salem 
City Council At-Large, Group 3  Nick Howland 
City Council At-Large, Group 4  Matthew Carlucci 
City Council At-Large, Group 5  Chris Miller 

Read more about our mayoral endorsement specifically.