In September 2012, JAX2025 asked Jacksonville to Imagine a better future. 16,000 voices responded, by survey and in person, and created a Vision with 10 Targets for action. Each Target included progress measures and strategies for success. In May 2013, the JAX2025 Vision was released at a community celebration.
The momentum for change built quickly. With shared agreement on what Jacksonville's future should become, alignment among civic, government, and business interests, and the energy created as Jacksonville emerged from recession, great leaps forward have been taken to achieve this vision. From downtown development to economic growth, educational performance to energy conservation, artistic experiences to government transparency, Jacksonville is reaching to build a better future.