August 1, 2021
Florida Business News

Florida is spending $3.6 million to issue pandemic bonuses to teachers and police

The bipartisan decision by the Florida Legislature, at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ urging, to assign more than $400 million in pandemic relief dollars to one-time bonuses for teachers and first responders has turned surprisingly contentious.

Central Florida business owners say they are still struggling to hire workers

Some Central Florida business owners said even though Florida ended the federal unemployment benefit two months early, they are still struggling to hire workers.

A neighborhood reborn? Businesses, philanthropists join locals in reshaping historically Black Orlando community

An ambitious effort is underway to transform a historically Black community, not merely to make things prettier on the surface, but to fundamentally improve residents’ lives for generations to come.

Florida river gets curves back in 22-year, $980 million restoration

The 22-year project to restore Florida's Kissimmee River from a straight manmade channel to its natural meandering state has marked a major milestone.

National grocer, after Tampa debut, plots expansion to other parts of Florida

The Kroger Co., which only recently began delivering groceries in several Florida cities, including Tampa, now plans to expand into the biggest metro region in the state: Miami.

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Competitors in this week’s American Cornhole World Championships warm up before Saturday’s final competition at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. 

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