CRAWFORD DIAMOND INDUSTRIAL PARK
A certified megasite in Northeast Florida with robust infrastructure that presents opportunities for major industrial power users, energy industry suppliers and more.
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CRAWFORD DIAMOND INDUSTRIAL PARK:
Northeast Florida’s megasite that sustainably powers your business
500-ACRE, SHOVEL-READY INDUSTRIAL SITE
Located on 1,800 acres in Nassau County, Crawford Diamond offers 500 acres of land for industrial use and 1,300 acres currently designated for FPL universal solar generation.
100-MEGAWATT SUPPORT AND WORLD-CLASS SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE:
Crawford Diamond boasts top-tier infrastructure to support large companies that value connectivity and sustainability, further positioning Florida as a leader in solar and sustainable technologies. In fact, the Crawford Diamond site is shovel-ready with 100-megawatt support for peak electric demand.
700,000 LABOR FORCE WITHIN 45-MINUTE COMMUTE:
Crawford Diamond is strategically located in one of the top six fastest-growing markets in the U.S. The region’s population of more than 1.6 million people can help fulfill your talent needs.
AIR, ROAD, RAIL AND SEA TRANSPORTATION:
To ensure your business stays connected, Crawford Diamond’s location is ideal for accessibility and to ensure connectivity to tourism hotspots and major destinations. It’s within an 8-hour drive of major cities including Orlando, Savannah, Charleston, Miami, Tampa, New Orleans and Atlanta. It’s also located less than 20 miles from major roadways including I-95 and I-10, and a short distance from downtown Jacksonville and Jacksonville International Airport. The megasite also offers 10,000 feet of dual-served Class 1 rail frontage onsite and four deep-water shipping terminals within 30 miles.
No. 1 BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE IN THE SOUTHEAST U.S.:
The Tax Foundation ranks Florida No. 1 in the Southeast U.S. and No. 4 in the nation on business tax-friendliness. With no individual income tax and low corporate tax rates, you can focus on investing in your business in Florida.
No. 2 BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS:
A survey of CEOs from Chief Executive Magazine named Florida the second-best state for business. Home to a highly-educated workforce and continual investments in new infrastructure, Florida is the ideal choice when it comes to starting or expanding your business.
A SUSTAINABLY FOCUSED MEGASITE LOCATED IN A TOP STATE FOR BUSINESS
Searching for a place that your business can call home? Crawford Diamond is owned by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), which is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., a Fortune 200 company and the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage.
Located along US 301 in Nassau County, the site is less than 20 miles from downtown Jacksonville, major roadways including I-95 and I-10, and Jacksonville International Airport. CSX and Norfolk Southern have a combined 10,000 feet of rail frontage along the site. Crawford Diamond is also located within a Foreign Trade Zone with access to four deep-water port terminals.
Situated in the country’s sixth-fastest growing region with a population of 1.6 million in the Jacksonville metropolitan statistical area, the Crawford Diamond site offers access to more than 700,000 workers within a 45-minute commute. In addition, Nassau County offers a cost-competitive industrial location and a highly desirable place to live that makes it easy to attract talent. Florida consistently ranks one of the best states for business and FPL is eager to recruit sustainable minded companies to invest in this site.
FPL KEEPS YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING
A CONCENTRATION OF INDUSTRY LEADERS:
In addition to the headquarters of FPL and parent company NextEra Energy, Florida is home to several energy industry leaders in solar component manufacturing, vehicle electrification and energy storage, such as JinkoSolar and SolarTech Universal.
AFFORDABLE RATES and INCENTIVES:
FPL’s industrial and commercial rates are up to 45% below the national average. FPL also offers negotiable incentive rates, like the Commercial Industrial Service Rider (CISR), for companies that have a new electric demand of 2 MW or more, as well as our Economic Development Rider (EDR), which was designed to help attract new investment to the Sunshine State. Learn more about FPL’s incentive programs.
FPL’s service reliability is better than 99.98%. In 2019, the company had a historic year for service reliability, delivering best-ever performance and customer value through technology and system improvements. For the fourth time in five years, FPL received the ReliabilityOne® Award presented by PA Consulting, a prestigious recognition for electric utilities for providing their customers with the highest levels of reliability in the industry.
ADVANCED SMART GRID:
FPL has installed more than 5 million smart meters and more than 120,000 other intelligent devices across its service area. This smart technology helps FPL monitor and manage the energy grid, detect and prevent power issues, and help get the lights back on faster when outages occur.