August 17, 2019
Florida Business News

Florida’s thriving medical marijuana industry is No. 2 in nation for growth

Florida’s burgeoning legal marijuana market is second only to Oklahoma when it comes to growth rates. Of the 36 states where medical marijuana is permitted, Oklahoma, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Maryland round out the top 5.

2019 is so far posting record tourism numbers

Tourists just keep coming to Florida, and in larger numbers each month and year. The state set a six-month record by welcoming 68.9 million travelers through June of 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday.

Florida senator proposes online sales tax bill

Will this be the year Florida passes legislation charging sales tax for online purchases? State Sen. Joe Gruters once again filed a sales tax bill aimed at leveling the playing field for traditional stores.

Florida’s oysters in Apalachicola, Cedar Key face climate threats to survival

Climate change could make Florida waters too salty and too warm for the state’s famed oysters to survive. Scientists worry about the fate of the once-thriving oyster reefs of Apalachicola Bay and Cedar Key.

Miami-Dade needs more talented workers. Here’s its plan to bring them here — and keep them.

In its most recent survey of tech talent, which includes individuals with degrees in computer science, engineering, and math, real estate firm CBRE ranked Miami 48th out of 50 U.S. cities.

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