Who We Are?
We believe in building solid reputations with our clients, which is the key to our success. We are located in Jacksonville Florida. We are in the business of helping people navigate business issues found at a private and public level. We have worked from the small local issues all the way to national issues and everything in between. The more complex the business issue, the more important it is to have someone like us on your side. We are a government relations and economic development team. We have earned our trustworthy strong reputation in the areas of relationship development, economic development, public agency strategic consulting, business development, and lobbying.
We believe we are a unique team of experts that brings a talented team of experts that have connections and insights like no other team in Jacksonville. Our navigators and negotiators offer a unique vision, experience, and have a unique perspective on the projects you are looking to us for help. What truly sets us apart is how we can turn something that seems virtually impossible into a thriving business deal.
As Principal of The StellaRea Group, Josh Cockrell provides economic development and government relations consulting for public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses throughout Northeast Florida. He uses his economic development expertise to create inroads in both the public and private sectors to progress ventures to fruition. With an extensive background in public policy and issue advocacy, Josh helps his clients achieve their legislative objectives. During the past 6 years, he has served as the Executive Director of the Clay County Development Authority and is credited for more than $6M in defense grants that have been awarded to the agency in support of Camp Blanding Joint Training Center.
Josh has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Charleston and a Master in Public Policy from Jacksonville University. He serves on the Safety and Crime Reduction Commission for the City of Jacksonville, the Board of Directors for Rethreaded, serves as Secretary/Treasurer for his HOA, serves on Clay County Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee, NEFBA’s Government Affairs Committee, Northeast Florida Regional Council for Leadership Florida, and is the Chair of Leadership Jacksonville’s Alumni Relations Committee.
His accomplishments include earning the Eagle Scout rank, and he is a graduate of Leadership College of Charleston, Jacksonville Regional Political Leadership Institute, Leadership Jacksonville’s Class of 2016, Leadership Florida Connect Class VIII, and Jacksonville's 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.
In his free time, Josh enjoys traveling, building furniture, serving his community, and spending time with his wife Brooke and his daughters Stella Kate and Reagan.