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JU Business Dean Don Capener weighs in on Fortune “Best Workplaces” study

JU Davis College of Business Dean Don Capener weighs in in a Wednesday, Sept. 25, Florida Times-Union article about Professional Placement Resources, or PPR Talent Management Group (http://www.pprtmg.com), a Jacksonville Beach business that has been listed No. 1 as the best small business workplace in America by Fortune magazine.

Fortune website greatplacetowork.com ranked PPR as the best small workplace in the country, touting its casual work setting and beach location as two factors.

Dr. Don Capener, Jacksonville University Davis College of Business dean

Capener said while there are many such lists, the Fortune rankings carry weight.

“It indicates that things are happening in the Jacksonville market,” Capener told business writer Drew Dixon.

Here’s a snippet from the article:

Capener described Jacksonville as a “second-tier” business market and not with a derogatory implication, he said. There are only about a half dozen first-tier cities in terms of business in the United States, Capener said. Jacksonville and other cities such as Charlotte, N.C., are etching their way into solid foundations for commercial enterprises that aren’t limited to the largest urban centers.

Capener said PPR obviously will celebrate the top ranking. There’s inherent marketing and employee recruitment value to such recognition. But Capener said the Jacksonville business community at large can develop momentum with that kind of recognition.

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