April 19, 2015

Florida's cruise industry continues to grow

New analysis from Florida TaxWatch

Southern surge

Southern staples can be
found in brewpubs and
upscale restaurants.

[Photo is of fried green tomatoes
with lump crab and Creole
remoulade, from Pot Roast
& Pinot in Pensacola]

Six core rules for business success


Sales and marketing
advice from

Ron Stein

2015 Economic Yearbook

Florida is gaining momentum.

Southeast Florida: Expansion all around

Part of the 2015 Economic Yearbook.

Healthy economic progress...

... on Florida's Treasure Coast.

Manufacturing surges in Southwest Florida

This regional report is part of the 2015 Economic Yearbook.

A wealth of knowledge

Wealth management
professionals offer
strategies for investors.

[Photo of Diane Ridley
by Michael Price]

Florida Business News

Florida adds 30,600 jobs in March

Florida's unemployment stood at 5.7 percent in March, unchanged from the revised February rate.

USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in U.S.

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish.

Why everything you’ve heard about women and negotiation might be wrong

A new study finds that women who had experience with successful negotiation were superior negotiators to men.

Florida's crop of new craft distilleries stands ready to sell more

A measure moving through the Legislature would loosen purchase restrictions at craft breweries.

Marketing Florida as 'the only state to master the sun and the Cloud'

Boosters are marketing Florida to the nation and the world as not just a sun-and-fun tourist destination but as an economic super state.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

'Blue Cathedral' wine glass music
'Blue Cathedral' wine glass music

Unusual instruments will grace the stage as The Florida Orchestra plays "Blue Cathedral" by Jennifer Higdon.

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