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CNN: St. Johns County one of 'best places to live'

August 16, 2013 12:00 AM

St. Johns County, home of Flagler College, placed fifth on CNN Money’s list of “2013 Best Places to Live: Where the Jobs Are.”

“It’s the healthiest county in Florida and leads the state in public education,” the Aug. 12 report said. “Plus, the weather’s gorgeous year-round. No wonder highly educated talent is being wooed there in droves.”

That statement backs up St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce figures showing that 92 percent of the workforce have high school diplomas, 35 percent have associates or bachelor degrees and 12 percent have masters or doctoral degrees.

“Education is the cornerstone of economic development and will be for some time,” said Norm Gregory, vice president for economic development at the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce. “Those are incredible numbers when you compare them against the state or nation’s.”

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