April 16, 2024

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/1/2023

› All Points to build large spacecraft processing complex at NASA's Kennedy Space Center
All Points, a Merritt Island aerospace-logistics company, plans to build spacecraft processing facilities measuring more than half a million square feet across 60 acres south of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. The company's Space Prep division hopes to open the complex in 2026. Plans call for a 260,000-square-foot spacecraft processing center with high bays to handle large spacecraft and nosecone fairings up to 10 meters in diameter.

› Dakin Dairy Farms, East Manatee County staple, listed for sale after decades milking cows
Jerry Dakin is selling the Dakin Dairy Farm in East Manatee County, but the former Florida Farmer of the Year said he hopes to find a new owner who can continue the legacy of the popular milk brand. Every day, Dakin and his staff manage a herd of more than 3,000 cows on his 350-acre farm and produce milk and milk products that can be purchased at stores across the state.

› Four Miami restaurants, one in Fort Lauderdale named best new spots in U.S.
One Fort Lauderdale and four Miami-area restaurants, including the reboot of an old favorite in Coral Gables, have been named the best new restaurants of 2023 by Yelp. The website and mobile app, which crowd sources reviews about restaurants, has released its Best New Restaurants of 2023 list, and Florida had the most spots on the list (California had four).

› UNF study reveals big economic impact for Northeast Florida
The University of North Florida makes a difference and makes an impact — at least that’s what an FY 2022 Economic Impact Study is proving. On this episode of This Week in Jacksonville: Business Edition, we’re specifically talking about the public university’s economic impact on Northeast Florida. President Moez Limayen unveiled economic study results — compiled by economist Albert Loh, the associate dean of Coggin College of Business — showed a massive impact in the previous year.

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