May 19, 2019
Florida Business News

Record number of tourists coming to Florida, even as international visitors decline

More visitors are coming to the sunshine state, according to new figures released by the state. But the state is losing ground on tourists from out of the country.

First signs of algae that cause red tide found off Florida’s Gulf Coast

Red tide isn’t likely to ruin anyone’s weekend, but state measurements taken in the last week have found small concentrations of the algae that cause it off Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Florida Icon: Biologist Mike Owen

Biologist Mike Owen on a lesson from his dad: “The biggest thing my dad taught me was to not be afraid of anything in nature. Just be careful and respectful out there. He did not teach fear.”

Florida leaders say Air Force ‘misled’ them as to state’s chances to land Space Command HQ

Florida is no longer in the running to host the newly established U.S. Space Command despite the fact that officials were told otherwise just last week.

Seminoles say they won’t make $330 million casino payments to Florida

The Seminole Tribe of Florida made good on threats this week by telling Gov. Ron DeSantis it is quitting a long-standing revenue-sharing agreement with the state after negotiations on a new gambling deal went nowhere this spring.

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