JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dun & Bradstreet, a renowned data and analytics company based in New Jersey, announced Thursday that it is moving its global headquarters to Jacksonville.
The move is expected to create 500 jobs in the city over five years, with an average salary of $ 77,000, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said at a news conference.
“Dun and Bradstreet are closely associated with other local companies with a global footprint such as Black Knight and Fidelity National Financial,” said Curry. “The move will strengthen these relationships and leverage them for more growth and more jobs in the years to come.”
CEO Anthony Jabbour, who said he lived in Jacksonville for 11 years, shared the rich history of the company, founded in 1841. Jabbour said four U.S. presidents worked for the company, including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Grover Cleveland and William McKinley.
Jabbour said the company plans to open the office in the fall and is currently looking for a location.
“I’ve traveled a lot in the US, I’ve traveled the world, and I’ve seen a lot of beautiful places, but none that I’d rather call Jacksonville home. I am very proud of our city and I am very proud to be able to share it with my colleagues from Dun and Bradstreet, ”said Jabbour.
With government incentives already approved, Curry said his administration plans to submit the legislation to the city council for review and approval in the next few weeks. Several city council members attended the announcement.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues to secure this victory for our city in our community,” said Curry.
Excited to welcome @DunBradstreet to Jacksonville! The international financial services and data management company is moving its headquarters here and creating 500 new jobs for our community. pic.twitter.com/Bc5E3TOezc
– Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) May 20, 2021
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