July 28, 2016
Florida Business News

Florida GDP outpacing U.S. thanks to strong real estate, construction

Florida's GDP growth of 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2016 not only outpaced the country as a whole, but all of the other top population states and every state in the Southeast but one.

Florida Trend Regional Portrait
Florida's Emerald Coast

Demographics, key business sectors, major employers, quality of life, leadership and more for the communities of Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Panama City.

Cubans' exodus to the U.S. already tops last fiscal year's

One year after U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations were reestablished, a growing number of undocumented Cubans are nevertheless arriving in the United States.

Slimy green beaches may be Florida's new normal

The guacamole-thick algae that fouled both coasts earlier in July will likely be a regular occurrence for the Sunshine State.

Florida Supreme Court may settle conflicting rulings on red light cameras

The future of red light camera programs could soon be in the hands of the Florida Supreme Court.

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