February 20, 2017

SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon.

Interview with J.P. DuBuque of the St. Petersburg EDC

J.P. DuBuque talks about why St. Petersburg is attractive to business.

Florida legislators hide projects in university budgets

Part of a news roundup on education in Florida.

Florida's new land baron

A profile of Thomas Peterffy

Florida Business News

Human trafficking reports rise in Florida; young adults targeted

The Florida Department of Children and Families counted nearly 1,900 reports of human trafficking statewide in 2016, a 54 percent increase from the previous year.

Addressing the shortage of skilled construction workers on Florida's Treasure Coast

The Treasure Coast's improving economy has generated stronger demand for all types of construction projects and created new jobs in the trades.

Florida leaders take on 'water wars' ruling

Despite a disappointing finding for Florida in the "water wars" trial, the state's leaders say the fight isn't over.

'High crime' tax breaks used by Universal could be eliminated

The Universal Orlando theme park resort has received millions of dollars in tax breaks aimed at neighborhoods blighted by crime.

Small Business Advice
The importance of consensus leadership in accomplishing goals

With consensus building, management can ensure they have the support of the entire team as they steer the organization in the chosen direction.

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Florida State Fair Best of Show Baking Sweepstakes judging
Florida State Fair Best of Show Baking Sweepstakes judging

The 2017 Florida State Fair Best of Show Baking Sweepstakes judging upped their game. For the first time in the decades of the annual competition, the judging went live, with spectators and competitors invited to watch.

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