Jacksonville has some incredible independently employed and working from home professionals. We are starting up coworking here in Jacksonville to connect those people to one another.
A definition of coworking from the semi-official coworking wiki (http://wiki.coworking.info/):
Coworking n. (koh wur king) a cafe-like community collaboration space for developers, writers and independents.
Or, its like this: start with a shared office and add cafe culture. Which is the opposite of most modern cafes.
The founder of this group and various other parties are actively negotiating multiple spaces around the downtown urban core of Jacksonville to create a long term, self sustaining space for coworking, but we'd like to get people coming together before we have the four walls because coworking is more about the people than it is about the space. All interested parties are welcome to join, and any questions can be sent to the group and we'll answer them best we can.