An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Eric Leduc, has praised the considerable investment being directed towards the Jacksonville Medical industry. Mayo Clinic recently announced a $100m investment into major medical related construction projects in the Jacksonville area. Leduc claims that the added investment is needed to ensure that Jacksonville maintains a productive and modern healthcare system.

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