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:
|City Council, District 1
|City Council, District 2
|City Council, District 3
|City Council, District 4
|City Council, District 5
|City Council, District 6
|City Council, District 7
|City Council, District 8
|City Council, District 9
|City Council, District 10
|Norman Brewer, Jr.
|City Council, District 11
|City Council, District 12
|City Council At-Large, Group 1
|City Council At-Large, Group 2
|City Council At-Large, Group 3
|City Council At-Large, Group 4
|City Council At-Large, Group 5
Read more about our mayoral endorsement specifically.