The company will receive city and state incentives approved by City Council as Project Graph.
Jacksonville-based Forcura announced May 27 it will add 115 jobs by the end of 2022 and open a new headquarters in the city with help from an economic development agreement as Project Graph, which City Council unanimously approved in March.
Forcura is a health care technology company that enables safer patient care transitions along the care continuum. It will receive taxpayer-backed incentives from the city and state.
“Congratulations to Forcura on their selection of Jacksonville for their new corporate headquarters,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a JAX Chamber news release.
“Florida continues to be a leader in economic opportunity and innovation because of our business-friendly environment and talent pipeline. Companies like Forcura recognize this because they are confident they have opportunities for growth,” he said.
According to a city Office of Economic Development project summary, the company requested $690,000 in incentives. It will receive a $6,000 refund per job. The state will pay 80% of the total incentive and the city will pay 20%.
The 115 jobs will have an average annual wage of $71,663. It currently employs 73 in Jacksonville.
“I am proud to join my colleagues in City Council to support this project and thank Forcura and their leadership team for committing to Jacksonville,” Mayor Lenny Curry said in the release. “This investment will bring 115 high-skilled jobs to our city and increase Jacksonville’s prominence as a hub for innovation and technology in the healthcare sector.”
Forcura will invest $2.15 million in real estate improvements, information technology equipment, furniture and fixtures.
Its expanded 30,000-square-foot headquarters at 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd. is expected to open later this year. Forcura now leases at 4600 Touchton Road in the Deerwood North office complex.
The release said Connie Turner Interiors will design a full-floor build-out.
Craig Mandeville founded the company in 2012 in Jacksonville. It started as a cloud-based software company to modernize documentation, workflow and secure communications for post-acute health care providers.
It expanded to provide data and analytics and plans to offer workflow automation at the end of the year.
“Our company’s origins are here in Jacksonville, and in the eight years since, the city has provided incredible talent, mentoring and business community support that have directly impacted our success,” Mandeville said in the release.
“I am sincerely dedicated to elevating Jacksonville’s profile as a technology hub, and am excited to make sure more people recognize our city as the best place for entrepreneurs to launch and scale their companies,” he said.