October 16, 2019
Florida Business News

Florida credit unions go shopping

Florida leads the nation in the number of banks purchased by credit unions. Banks say the trend further blurs the difference between banks and credit unions. Credit unions say they need to grow to remain competitive.

Next Florida Senate president puts focus on businesses, water, children

Shortly after Trilby Republican Wilton Simpson was formally elected Tuesday as Florida’s next Senate president, he characterized himself as a farmer and an entrepreneur — and not a politician.

Visit Florida tries to market itself to lawmakers

Florida’s embattled tourism marketing arm has started a campaign aimed at state lawmakers that highlights the industry’s vital economic role in the state.

Agriculture in the Sunshine State

Florida's climate makes it ideal for growing a variety of crops. Among Florida’s top agricultural products are oranges, greenhouse and nursery products, cane for sugar, and cattle and calves.

Florida considers forcing collection of tax on online sales

Online sellers would have to automatically collect sales tax from Floridians and submit it to the state under a bill moving in the Florida Senate.

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