July 17, 2019
Florida Business News

Why the Apollo missions made Florida synonymous with space

The Apollo project sparked a boom for aerospace contractors in the region, transforming a quiet region of mostly orange groves into a technology and engineering hub. For the people who live year-round on the Space Coast, astronaut sightings are normal, and rocket launches are practically quotidian.

Florida has ‘all-time high’ support for recreational pot, but will it be on the ballot?

With medical marijuana dispensaries becoming commonplace in Florida, will recreational pot soon be on the shelves, too? The people behind the effort to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot say yes.

Florida produces more watermelon than any other state

Summer means relaxing by the pool, barbeques and refreshing slices of watermelon and no one produces more of this favorite summertime fruit than Florida.

Orlando woos driverless car industry

Driverless cars are technology being honed in Central Florida, and regional economic development leaders are showing them off at the Automated Vehicles Symposium.​

New study predicts higher high temperatures for Florida thanks to climate change

The study predicts that, in an average year and averaged across the state, Florida will face "105 days with a heat index over 100 degrees F -- up from just 25 days historically"

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The Skyway Bridge Disaster documentary
The Skyway Bridge Disaster documentary

Tampa Theatre will host the premiere of the new documentary, The Skyway Bridge Disaster, about the deaths of 35 people in the freighter crash that collapsed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in May 1980.

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