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Jax Daily Record Friday, Dec. 28, 201805:10 AM EST

Moon, Cart and Buckeye: Three 'secret' projects identified

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Together they will bring more than 100 jobs to Jacksonville.

In case you missed it, three code-named 2018 projects were identified by the city and JAX Chamber.

• Project Moon is Selene Finance LP.

It will expand its offices at 8201 Cypress Plaza Drive and create 50 jobs at an average salary of $52,396.

It will retain 252 jobs. It will invest $125,000 to buy IT equipment, furniture and fixtures.

In return for the job creation. The city and state will pay a Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund of up to $250,000, with the city responsible for $50,000. The name was identified in the Economic Development Agreement signed by the city May 4.

• Project Cart is C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.

It proposes to expand its warehouse and distribution facility at 5050 Edgewood Court, the former Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. center in Northwest Jacksonville.

C&S proposes to create 40 jobs at an average annual salary of $30,100 and invest $400,000, putting $200,000 each into renovations and new equipment. The city agreed to make an Economically Distressed Area Targeted Industry Program grant up to $40,000.

C&S supplies Southeastern Grocers, whose brands include Winn-Dixie. The Economic Development Agreement was made Sept. 6.

• Project Buckeye is Cra-Z-Art, the JAXUSA Partnership confirmed in a presentation at its fourth-quarter meeting.

The New Jersey company proposes to hire 21 full-time management and administration employees in Jacksonville at an average $53,298 annually.

It plans to lease 293,000 square feet in a warehouse to be built in Northwest Jacksonville. City Council approved $689,000 in city and state financial incentives that comprise a $626,000 recapture enhanced value grant and a $63,000 QTI refund of which the city will pay $12,600.

Council adopted the legislation Nov. 13.

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