SJC Commissioners Give Green Light to PGA Tour Campus Expansion to Include Broadcast Media Construction – Action News Jax

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — On Tuesday, the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to the PGA Tour to move forward with its campus expansion on Palm Valley Road.

The organization will move its broadcast building to Ponte Vedra beach.

Action News Jax Courtney Cole has spoken to St. Johns County and the PGA Tour about the impact he will have beyond the green.

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The PGA Tour’s footprint in St. Johns County continues to grow. Their Global Home, an extraordinary modern workspace just opened in January of the year. Their audiovisual media building should open next door in three years.

“So we’re actually bringing our employees from our existing PGA Tour entertainment facility to our campus, so all of us who work for the PGA Tour are together in one space,” said Kirsten Sabia, vice-president. President of Integrated PGA Tour. .

She went on to say that the building will be 150,000 square feet.

“We couldn’t be more excited and grateful to the St John’s County Commissioners and staff, and, you know, continue to support the growth of the PGA Tour in this wonderful community,” Sabia told Action News Jax.

It will also bring 45 new jobs with an average annual salary of $79,442.

“Creating new jobs in the technology and content industry that will really put Jacksonville back on the map as the most influential media center – basically between Atlanta and Orlando – something we should all be proud of!” Sabia said.

In addition to jobs inside the building, Sabia smiled as she explained that construction work will also be required to ensure the building is ready to open in March 2024.

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“The economic impact of the PGA Tour in general is huge here on the First Coast. I mean look at what The Players Championship does every year to support local communities. But then you look at our employees who are based here and what that they bring to the table in terms of being taxpayers, owning homes, both in St. Johns and Duval County and just being good corporate citizens. building alone will bring an annual profit of over $300 million a year,” Sabia told Cole.

St. Johns County also plans to give the PGA Tour incentives of approximately $16.7 million. Joy Andrews, Deputy County Administrator of St. Johns, said that while this decision is different from their current incentive program, she says it was well thought out and will benefit the community as a whole.

“So not only is it a financial incentive for our community, it’s the awareness, it’s the vibe that they positively add to our community,” Andrews said.

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