JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayor Alvin Brown signed a bill to streamline Jacksonville's government and push for more businesses to come to the River City.
The Office of Economic Development will replace the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission. The new cabinet position will be headed by a secretary who has yet to be named.
Mayor Brown says this move cuts down the time it takes to bring new businesses to our area from a few months to a few weeks. That would mean more jobs coming soon.
"What it says is that business matters, we are open for business and the business community believes in the vision I've laid out," Mayor Brown said.
The new office will focus on Jacksonville's steadily growing industries such as aviation, logistics, and health care, according to Mayor Brown.
Mayor Brown will sit down with Action News to talk about his first year in office on Action News Sunday. That program airs at 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., on CBS47 and 10:30 a.m., on FOX30.