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July 8, 2020

City Of Jacksonville And State Of Florida Expand Investment Opportunity For Financial Services Firm

Jacksonville, Fla. (July 7, 2020) – Jacksonville and Florida leaders  are pleased to welcome Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., a leading global financial services firm, to Jacksonville. Cantor Fitzgerald, headquartered in New York, will open a Jacksonville office and plans to employ 80 people. The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved the project in May as Project Kodiak. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity finalized the project last month.

 “Today’s announcement affirms Florida is positioned as a global player in the financial services sector,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We welcome Cantor Fitzgerald to the Sunshine State and wish them all the success.”

“My team and I are pleased to welcome Cantor Fitzgerald to Jacksonville,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said. “Their entry into our local market further enhances our city’s reputation as a premiere destination for the financial services industry. I look forward to working with their leadership and appreciate their investment in our community.”

Cantor Fitzgerald plans to use its Jacksonville office to handle some of the company’s securities processing activities.

“After a significant amount of discussion and planning, Cantor Fitzgerald is pleased to open an office in Jacksonville,” said Thomas Anzalone, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Operations at Cantor Fitzgerald. “We are excited to join the community and look forward to this venture.”

“Congratulations to Cantor Fitzgerald on selecting Jacksonville and creating 80 jobs for Floridians,” said Jamal Sowell, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. “Enterprise Florida will continue to focus on expanding this important business sector so that Florida becomes the premier location for financial service firms.”

“The high-quality talent, quality of life and our business-friendly environment continue to make Jacksonville a destination for financial services companies – they know they can succeed here,” JAXUSA President Aundra Wallace said. “We thank Cantor Fitzgerald for investing in Jacksonville and we look forward to working with them.”