JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars football in London has the JaxChamber saying it scored jobswith more prospects in the pipeline.
On Monday, city and businesses leaders who made the tripsaid Jacksonvillemade a mark on businesses from the United Kingdom interested in the First Coast.
"A couple of the deals I think will mature easily in six months," said Jerry Mallot with JAXUSA, which is an arm of JaxChamber.
Mallot believes many hundreds of jobs are in the offering, but he added work still has to be done.
The chamber said manufacturing, logistics and transportation companies are eying the the city from abroad.
Shad Khan, the owner of the Jaguars, is credited with helping bring European businesses to the meetings and selling the strengths ofJacksonville.
The jobs mission also accomplished something more than just jobs, said the Chamber. It put Jacksonville on the map and the radar of businesses, according to a local insurance executive.
"As we would talk about Jacksonville we would describe Jacksonville, we kind of got the expression of Jacksonville 'where?' After we talked about it, we came away and they came away with the 'wow,'" said Mike Hightower with Florida Blue who made the trip.
Chamber and city leaders say they plan visits back toLondon before the next Jaguar game. The Jaguars will be playing in London in for the next three seasons.