December 6, 2022
Florida Business News

Florida tourism is on the rise again

Despite Hurricanes Ian and Nicole making landfall in Florida, the state's tourism numbers haven't slowed down. In the third quarter alone, Florida welcomed 35.1 million tourists – a 6.9 increase from the same period in 2021.

Florida watchdog group’s report raises questions about use of ‘ghost candidates’

Government watchdog group Integrity Florida on Monday released a report into the use of so-called “ghost candidates” to affect elections, saying the use of such candidates in three state Senate elections in 2020 “crossed the legal and moral line.”

Chances of development increase for tropical disturbance

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical disturbance in the central Atlantic. As of Tuesday morning, the system has been given a 50% chance of development in the next five days.

Feds give Brightline $20K to help keep its Orlando corridor safe

Brightline is receiving another $20,000 in federal money to help keep people alert to the dangers of its high-speed trains that will soon zip along the railroad’s new extension between West Palm Beach and Orlando.

Innovation Square lawsuit over developer's breach of contract dismissed

A lawsuit filed by the University of Florida Development Corporation, the owner of Innovation Square, seeking more than $500,000 in damages from a developer has been dismissed.

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In the parking lot of an abandoned grocery store, a food drive meets needs
In the parking lot of an abandoned grocery store, a food drive meets needs

Over the course of the morning, volunteers will hand out boxes full of produce and pantry items. More than 300 people will walk — or drive — away with cartons of eggs and gallons of milk, bread and pastries and cereal. They’ll leave with bags of bananas, and apples and meats that they’ll feed to their families.

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