April 22, 2019
Florida Business News

A key 2020 constituency: Florida’s Hispanic vote nearly doubled in 2018

Florida’s Hispanic electorate grew by 81 percent between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections, meaning Hispanics are the fastest-growing portion of Florida’s electorate heading into the 2020 election.

Polk County returning to the small-farm lifestyle

The new agriculture is being built on a small scale and pointedly rejects the industrial, single-crop production model practiced on most commercial farms.

The nation’s largest private prisons operator is based in Florida. And profits are up

The national tab for incarceration comes to $182 billion a year. While most of that money is paid to public employees at public correctional facilities, a small but lucrative 4 percent goes to a growing market of private operators.

What's next for SpaceX after weekend accident?

SpaceX had appeared to be cruising to victory over Boeing in the race to be the first to launch astronauts to orbit from U.S. soil since NASA’s final shuttle mission in 2011.

MIA’s forgotten workers: Low wages, poor treatment for many at Miami International Airport

No other entity in the State of Florida produces more revenue than MIA – not even Disney World can touch the $31 billion the airport generates a year. But many airport workers do not share in that wealth.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unveils its latest roller coaster, Tigris
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unveils its latest roller coaster, Tigris

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unveils its latest roller coaster, Tigris. The ride launches passengers forward and backward through looping twists, a 150-foot skyward surge and inverted heartline roll while reaching speeds of 60 mph.

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