The business community in Clay County is robust and many generations of residents have grown their businesses and families here. The county has close to 200,000 residents making it one of the mid-size counties in the state. Our school system is excellent, recently completing a transition to a robust academy system. Many of our graduates go on to continue at top state and national schools. Many graduate with critical certifications that result in quick employment in much needed areas of expertise. The area is also has many veterans due to the proximity of NAS JAX, NS Mayport, NS Kings Bay, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Blount Island USMC facility and the former NAS Cecil Field Master Jet Base which has transitioned to a civilian airfield but most of its tenants are government commands. The workforce is excellent for our business community meeting its needs at all levels.