January 29, 2023

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Northeast Florida's economic forecast for 2023

“North- Central Florida's thriving life sciences industry is home to numerous highly collaborative businesses that support, encourage and strengthen each other to drive innovation and positively impact the community. The region's proximity to the University of Florida and Santa Fe College provides a very strong talent pool that is essential to supporting growing businesses. RTI Surgical has a private-label OEM business model and partners with leading medical technology companies to address unmet needs in the tissue and biologics regenerative medical device markets.” Read more »
Published on 1/1/2023

Jacksonville small-craft distillery among first in Florida to enter canned cocktail market

Manifest Distilling of Jacksonville is now selling a line of canned cocktails, making it among the first of Florida's small craft distilleries to do so. Read more »
Published on 12/30/2022

New program developed to help Florida job seekers find new careers based on location

CareerSource North Central Florida in Gainesville has been testing a program designed to help job seekers more easily find out location-specific information about jobs, salaries and demand. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2022

Lifelong medical challenges inspire growth of Amelia Island Microgreens

Connor Hiebel, 17, of Fernandina Beach, combines his business acumen with a commitment to healthy eating through his business Amelia Island Microgreens, which started in 2020. Read more »
Published on 9/13/2022

UF Veterinary Hospital opens at World Equestrian Center in Ocala

The University of Florida Veterinary Hospital at World Equestrian Center in Ocala recently opened. Services at the 40,000-sq.-ft. facility include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and sports medicine with a combination of advanced diagnostic imaging technology. Local pet owners can also use the facility. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

UF researchers successfully grow plants in lunar soil

Lunar Sprouts University of Florida scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon, a first in history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration. Researchers showed that the... Read more »
Published on 7/31/2022

UF grad Bryce Ballard creates way to prevent freezer burn with Ice Cream Guard

Last summer, Ocala native Bryce Ballard challenged himself to find a way to prevent freezer burn. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2022

UF's Gator MOMiter helps doctors to better communicate with mothers after they've given birth

To help physicians better communicate with patients, the UF Department of Medicine's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department has developed a phone app called Gator MOMiter... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Building designers create panels that resemble stone, brick or marble with a versatile lightweight concrete

INNOVATION Versatile Concrete In the last few years, Jacksonville-based prefabricated concrete company Gate Precast has experimented with a versatile lightweight architectural concrete layer. Designers can create concrete panels that resemble... Read more »
Published on 4/19/2022

TD Bank exec expects growth to continue despite challenges

Despite the specter of rising rates, growth in Florida is expected to continue. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

Entrepreneurs use Virdee app to operate their Old Florida-style hotel like an Airbnb

INNOVATION Airbnb-Style Hotel Entrepreneurs Leila and Adam Bedoian have added a digital twist to their Old Florida-style hotel. Located on Anastasia Island near the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, The Local is... Read more »
Published on 3/15/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

Baptist Heart Hospital plans to build a center for patients with abnormal heart rhythms

A Northeast Florida hospital plans a center for patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens celebrates 60th anniversary

MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The museum holds 5,000 works of art and includes 2.5 acres of historic gardens... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

A snapshot of Florida

Industries across the state are reporting robust activity — some are surpassing pre-pandemic levels of growth. Read the full regional reports - Miami • Southeast • Southwest • Central •... Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Northeast Florida's economic forecast for 2022

Tourism in Clay County turned upside down in 2021, Morgan says. Traditionally, hotels in Clay County have been busy during the week, drawing people doing business with Naval Air Station Jacksonville or the Cecil Commerce Center. “And then COVID happened,” Morgan says. “Now, the weekends are very, very strong.” Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Hospitals Around the State

Miami Hospital City Beds Top Executive Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami 1,550 Carlos Migoya Baptist Hospital of Miami Miami 838 Brian E. Keeley Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 672 Gino... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2021

S2A Modular plans to build its first Florida “mega-factory” in Macclenny

The factory, to be built on 51 acres in the Enterprise East Industrial Park, will include 13 buildings, totaling more than 240,000 square feet... Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

UNF to create and operate the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics

With two deep-water ports, three major interstates, three major railroads and an international airport, Jacksonville has become one of the nation's top logistics hubs. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2021

Innovative approach to water treatment reduces pollutants in stormwater and residual treated wastewater

In addition to 2½ miles of walking trail and wildlife overlooks, the park has 20 educational signs and four permanent interactive exhibits... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Mars Wrigley partners with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable packaging for its products

Danimer also has worked with Pepsi, Nestle and Bacardi to produce environmentally friendly packaging... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Jacksonville introduces new 24-hour dockless scooter program

Following the lead of other cities in Florida, Jacksonville launched a one-year dockless mobility pilot program in March. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Duval County non-profits join forces to find successful arts programs

Modeled after an art map in Chicago developed by Ingenuity, the interactive Landscape of Education in the Arts in Duval... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Orchard helps seniors navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process

“When the vaccine came out, everyone was struggling,” says Ming Yang, founder and CEO of Orchard. “There was a frantic feeling of trying to win a lottery ticket.” Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

O2O - connecting the Ocala and Osceola national forests

When President Jim McCarthy joined the North Florida Land Trust in 2014, the non-profit conservation organization had a $233,000 budget and a staff of three... Read more »
Published on 3/29/2021

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Miami athlete has run half-marathon distance for more than 650 days in a row
Miami athlete has run half-marathon distance for more than 650 days in a row

Mika Shevit, 48, who has run a half-marathon distance for more than 650 days consecutively and is looking to reach a 1000-day streak, talks about participating in the 2023 Miami Marathon.

 

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