May 24, 2019
Florida Business News

Hurricane season and summer are back. Some Florida beach towns aren’t.

Most tourists descending on northwest Florida’s beaches this Memorial Day won’t see many reminders of Michael, one of only four known Category 5 hurricanes to make U.S. landfall. Travel along the less-visited stretch of coast between Panama City and Mexico Beach, though, and the destruction is ever present.

Gov. Ron DeSantis orders review of Florida election security

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a review of the security of the state’s elections systems in response to confirmation from the FBI that hackers managed to gain access to two Florida counties’ election systems during the 2016 election.

Judy Genshaft gives $20 million to USF to build a new honors college

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft and her husband, Steven Greenbaum, have donated $20 million to the USF Foundation. This represents one of the largest gifts of its kind ever made by a sitting university president to their institution.

Trulieve in Florida's economy: Medical marijuana and money

Kim Rivers' dad was a Jacksonville Sheriff's deputy while she was growing up. For a time, he was working with an undercover narcotics unit. Today, Rivers leads the largest seller of legal marijuana in Florida.

Florida Chamber of Commerce releases 2019 Legislative Report Card

Ninety-eight members of the Florida Legislature earned A’s or B’s on the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Legislative Report Card, and helped lower the cost of living and cost of doing business.

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Mexico Beach, past beauty is returning but reminders of devastation lie all around
Mexico Beach, past beauty is returning but reminders of devastation lie all around

Seven months after Hurricane Michael, the Wood family has settled into life in Mexico Beach, where past beauty is returning but reminders of devastation lie all around.

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