April 23, 2024

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The Sunshine State Welcomes Nine New Stars In 2024 Michelin Guide Ceremony

Nine restaurants joined the sought-after group of MICHELIN-Starred restaurants in Florida, as the 2024 selection of the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa was announced Thursday night at the Tampa EDITION hotel.... Read more »
Published on 4/19/2024

St. Petersburg College Unveils Workforce Innovation Hub

St. Petersburg College is now welcoming visitors to the Chris Sprowls Workforce Innovation Hub at the Tarpon Springs Campus. The state-of-the-art facility is primed to become a key location for manufacturing, creativity, and... Read more »
Published on 4/5/2024

UF and Swedish researchers connect childhood microbiome with development of autism, ADHD

A first-of-its-kind study has identified bacteria in the contents of children's microbiomes that are believed to contribute to the development of neurodevelopmental disorders – years before the children are diagnosed with the disorders. Changes to the microbiome, the community of microorganisms inside the body, were correlated with future neurodevelopmental disorder diagnoses, as well as environmental factors and even common treatments for young childhood ear infections. Read more »
Published on 4/3/2024

Postal Service Hopes Stamp Will Help Save Manatees

SILVER SPRINGS, FL — It’s Manatee Appreciation Day! The U.S. Postal Service celebrated the occasion by dedicating its new Save Manatees stamp here today beside a clear, warm spring that the... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2024

USF research funding reaches record high of $692 million

Research funding awarded to the University of South Florida reached an all-time high of $692 million in fiscal year 2023, representing an increase of nearly 27% from the previous year and elevating USF's stature as one of the nation's most research-intensive universities. The amount represents USF's total research enterprise, including its direct support organizations and affiliates. Read more »
Published on 3/18/2024

Florida home to metro areas among top U.S. population gainers

Florida was home to four of the nation's top five fastest-growing metropolitan statistical areas. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2024

UF Lastinger Center's New Worlds Reading Initiative distributes 5 million books

The legislatively funded program supplies books and other resources to children not yet reading on grade level Read more »
Published on 3/8/2024

Florida TaxWatch partners with FloridaMakes, focuses on manufacturing industry's future growth with new technologies

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, in partnership with FloridaMakes, Florida TaxWatch presented Unleashing Digital Transformation: 2023 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit Summary Report. The fifth annual MakeMore Manufacturing Summit’s theme, “Unleashing Digital Transformation,” focused on... Read more »
Published on 3/7/2024

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $25 Million for Workforce Development Initiatives

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced an investment of nearly $25 million from the Workforce Development Capitalization Incentive Grant Program to either create or expand 19 programs dedicated to strengthening workforce... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2024

USF researchers, Tampa Bay Partnership unveil Tampa Bay area workforce and affordability data

Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2024) — The University of South Florida Muma College of Business and the Tampa Bay Partnership today released two key economic competitiveness reports that benchmark where the... Read more »
Published on 2/12/2024

Cleveland Clinic Survey: Most Americans Using Health Monitoring Technology are Experiencing Significant Physical and Mental Benefits

As advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) continue to revolutionize healthcare, findings from a new national Cleveland Clinic survey illustrate how Americans feel about the emerging role of AI in healthcare... Read more »
Published on 2/12/2024

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Cardinal Logistics

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, announces it has acquired Cardinal Logistics (Cardinal), enabling growth and further strengthening Ryder’s position as a leading customized dedicated... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2024

Hundreds of Costco jobs coming to Port St. Lucie

Port St. Lucie, FL/Jan. 10, 2024  –  Costco will be bringing hundreds of jobs to St. Lucie County as the company develops a multi-phased cold and dry storage depot at the... Read more »
Published on 1/11/2024

EDC and Project L.I.F.T. partner up for workforce readiness

Help wanted signs have been multiplying rapidly in St. Lucie County. Cheney Brothers, Accel International, FedEx Ground, TAMCO, Maverick Boat Group, Pursuit Boats, Contender Boats, Walmart Distribution Center, A-1 Industries and many others are hiring, along with small businesses and construction companies. Read more »
Published on 1/9/2024

Florida Commerce Appoints Seven to the SelectFlorida Board of Directors

Florida Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly announced the first SelectFlorida Board of Directors, appointing Greg Britton as chair and Jennifer Conoley, Beth Kigel, Nick Primrose, Michael Simas, Kelly Smallridge... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2023

Dispose of Your Christmas Tree Quickly to Prevent Fires

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is encouraging Floridians to make sure their live Christmas trees are disposed of quickly after the holidays. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2023

CFO Patronis says states must protect consumers' crypto assets

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has announced his support for the Department of Financial Services Agency Bill. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2023

Florida audit trends show fewer discrepancies with local government agencies

Audit reports for 1,391 entities contained no significant findings, while 298 had 520 issues found, 22% less than the 2020-21 fiscal year. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2023

Nicklaus Children's Hospital deploys new technology in the fight against brain cancer

Nicklaus Children's Hospital to Study the Use of Low-Frequency Focused Ultrasound Therapy to Treat Children with Aggressive Brain Tumors Read more »
Published on 11/20/2023

FIU's college of nursing establishes Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th anniversary scholarship endowment

Florida International University (FIU) today announced a generous gift from Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Marie Boytell-Pérez ’89, MS ’96 to establish a new endowment at FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College... Read more »
Published on 11/20/2023

Publix announces Executive Chairman, CEO, and President

LAKELAND, Fla.--Today Publix announced that effective January 1, 2024, CEO Todd Jones will become Executive Chairman, President Kevin Murphy will be promoted to CEO, and Senior Vice President John Goff... Read more »
Published on 11/17/2023

Officials say Florida faces health care provider shortage

Florida officials say that a health care provider shortage worsens as the state's population grows larger and older simultaneously. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2023

3 Florida Poly researchers among world's top 2% of scientists

Florida Polytechnic University professors with advanced research in fields have been named to a prestigious list of the world's top 2% of scientists. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2023

Florida Will Never Forget the Horrors of the Holocaust

Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation recognizing November 6-10 as Holocaust Education Week in Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2023

Building Bridges in Uncertainty

In the dynamic landscape of global business, it's often said that resilience is forged in the crucible of adversity. This is currently exemplified by Israel's vibrant startup community. Read more »
Published on 11/6/2023

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