January 17, 2022

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Southwest Florida's economic forecast for 2022

"Since January 2021, natural gas prices have more than doubled after a number of unique events drove up the price and drove down supplies..." Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Southeast Florida's economic forecast for 2022

“I see a few storms on the horizon. The amount we're paying for labor is escalating at an exponential rate. You have the supply chain issues. We used to try to squeeze every nickel out of the supply chain. Now, it's not about the money..." Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Central Florida's economic forecast for 2022

“We have every confidence in Florida's role as the leading global enabler of a new space economy and aerospace industry. In 2022, we will continue to invest in new infrastructure throughout Florida's spaceport system, including the capability statewide to handle 100 launches a year and accommodate launch-on-demand and satellite-on-demand capacity..." 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

Northwest Florida's economic forecast for 2022

“In general, hotels in urban centers are not coming back anytime soon. Everybody is looking at 2024 for some kind of sustained recovery..." Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Miami's economic forecast for 2022

“We've never been busier, and it's because so many are looking for so much at the same time — everybody from luxury and aspirational luxury to street-level retail and restaurants, both high-end and casual, all the way through to Walmart, Target and Dollar General stores. There's so much population explosion, and that population requires retail. The biggest issue in the restaurant world in Miami today is getting a seat. So many restaurants have cut down on their hours of operation because there simply aren't enough employees to go around..." Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

A snapshot of Florida

Industries across the state are reporting robust activity — some are surpassing pre-pandemic levels of growth. A Snapshot of Florida Florida POPULATION: 22,216,111 Biggest Counties   Smallest Counties Miami-Dade 2,783,092... Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Partnership Potential

Florida may receive about $13 billion in federal funds to spend on highways and $2.6 billion to improve public transportation. Read more »
Published on 1/14/2022

Sen. Jeff Brandes leaves behind a legacy of big ideas and principled dissents

Last March, as lawmakers cobbled together a spending plan in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Senate budget subcommittee rolled out ... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2022

Florida Icon: Christopher Still

"People are hungry to see where they live expressed in art." Read more »
Published on 1/11/2022

Legislative Preview - Rags to Riches

Flush state coffers will ease this year's budget process. Here's a closer look at the issues on the Legislature's agenda. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2022

Ascension Sacred Heart creates a family-friendly pediatric oncology unit

Dr. Jeffrey H. Schwartz is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. In a recent interview with FLORIDA TREND, he discussed how the new Pediatric Oncology Center for Hope at the Studer Family Children's Hospital has improved patient treatment and family experience. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2022

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

The Hsu Innovation Institute and NWF have opened an aviation training center at Bob Sikes Airport

The facility's campus, which includes a large hangar and access to an 8,000-foot runway, will offer students several career training... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

UNF creates department of physical therapy to help expand PT academic programs

Sherry Pinkstaff, who has been with the college since 2012, will lead the Brooks College of Health's Department of Physical Therapy. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Osceola County is near 'NeoCity' deal with South Korean semiconductor firm

Under an agreement approved in September, DSUS will purchase the land for $14.1 million and transform it into a 3.1 million-sq.-ft., development... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Tampa-based Fast introduces digital feature allowing consumers to buy directly from sellers

Sellers who use Fast's online and mobile platforms avoid logins or online shopping carts. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Time4Learning's online home-schooling platform grows to 175,000 students

Include Time4Learning among companies that seized the moment amid the pandemic's mask mandates, remote learning and workschool challenges. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Miami-based company targets productivity with AI

In the past two decades, the construction industry has seen an average annual increase in worker productivity of only 1%... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

CEO of AmeriKooler takes aim at 'Goliath'

Several years back, Gian Carlo Alonso decided he needed a competitive benchmark against which to judge progress... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Navy veteran ShaKeia Kegler's GovLia makes selling to the government easier for small businesses

By 11th grade, ShaKeia Kegler had at least some of her life figured out — she planned to join the Navy after graduating from Gibbs High... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

A new generation of Florida executives is making its mark

Rising executives from targeted industry sectors around Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

One-time ballerina takes unlikely path to lead the Florida Trucking Association

Four years ago, when Alix Miller interviewed for a job as vice president of the Florida Trucking Association... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Median pay at some of Florida's largest companies

A list of the largest companies among the 85 Florida-based firms in the Russell 3000 that reported 2019 and 2020 median employee pay. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Falling median pay may reflect pandemic effects rather than real trends

Amid the pandemic, lockdowns and later a tightening job market, employee pay diverged at Florida's large public companies in 2020. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

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Florida begins 2022 Legislative session with flush coffers
Florida begins 2022 Legislative session with flush coffers

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