January 23, 2020

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Florida Poly sees exceptional rise in applications

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is experiencing a significant increase in the number of students applying to become Phoenixes. At only two-thirds of the way through the 2020 recruitment... Read more »
Published on 1/22/2020

Florida Voters Strong on Governor DeSantis, Down on Impeachment Removal from Office, Concerned Most About Healthcare Costs and Finding Skilled Workers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 21, 2020) – Governor Ron DeSantis continues to enjoy strong approval ratings among voters (68-18 percent), which is helping bolster voters’ feelings that Florida is moving in the... Read more »
Published on 1/21/2020

U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® To Welcome the First Class of the New Decade

CAPE CANAVERAL (January 21, 2020) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Veteran astronauts Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Pamela A. Melroy and Scott Kelly, who have all demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission... Read more »
Published on 1/21/2020

2020's Most & Least Educated States in America

With BLS data showing a correlation between higher education levels, higher income and lower unemployment rates, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Most & Least Educated States... Read more »
Published on 1/21/2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida's Military and Defense Industry Provides $95 Billion Economic Impact

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the results of the 2020 Florida Military and Defense Economic Impact Study, which shows that Florida’s military and defense industry has a $95 billion economic... Read more »
Published on 1/16/2020

Publix Vice President to Retire; New Vice President Announced

After more than 44 years of dedicated service, Publix Super Markets’ Vice President of Product Business Development for Bakery and Meat Pete Mowitt has announced his decision to retire April... Read more »
Published on 1/15/2020

Four of FSU's online graduate programs among nation's Top 20

Four of Florida State University’s online graduate programs are ranking in the nation’s Top 20, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs. “It is very exciting to see... Read more »
Published on 1/15/2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida's Graduation Rate Climbs to 86.9 Percent

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s 2018-19 graduation rate increased to 86.9 percent, an increase of 0.8 percentage points over last year and a jump of 27.7... Read more »
Published on 1/15/2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.3 Billion in Savings for Florida Prepaid Customers

Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Prepaid College Board will lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefitting 224,000 current customers. Nearly half of the... Read more »
Published on 1/15/2020

State Attorney Melissa Nelson Provides Update on JEA Investigation

On Jan. 13, 2020, State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced the following: “Last year, the State Attorney’s Office initiated an investigation into issues related to the privatization of JEA. As with... Read more »
Published on 1/14/2020

Florida Realtors® Seeks Student Scholarship Winners

Do you have kids currently in college, or maybe one who is about to graduate high school? Are they interested in a possible real estate-related career? Then find out more... Read more »
Published on 1/12/2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida's Graduation Rate Climbs to 86.9 Percent

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s 2018-19 graduation rate increased to 86.9 percent, an increase of 0.8 percentage points over last year and a jump of 27.7 percentage points... Read more »
Published on 1/9/2020

Publix Pharmacy Fills 100 Millionth Free Prescription

Publix Pharmacy recently filled its 100 millionth free prescription as part of its free medication program. “We are proud to provide a service that helps our customers afford their medications,”... Read more »
Published on 1/9/2020

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute officially opens in downtown Tampa

The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute, a world-class facility that will transform medical education delivery and generate millions of dollars in annual economic impact, officially... Read more »
Published on 1/8/2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $5.2 Million in Awards to Small and Rural Florida Communities to Improve Infrastructure

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $5.2 million in funding for infrastructure projects in small and rural Florida communities. The funds are administered by the Florida Department of Economic... Read more »
Published on 1/6/2020

UWF appoints new dean for College of Business

University of West Florida Provost and Senior Vice President George Ellenberg announced the appointment of Richard Fountain as dean of the College of Business. Fountain previously served as chair for... Read more »
Published on 1/2/2020

Paradise Named as New Agency-of-Record for ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 3, 2019) — Paradise Advertising & Marketing, Inc. rounds out 2019 by announcing a new agency-of-record partnership with ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Paradise will lead brand... Read more »
Published on 1/2/2020

Bump in consumer sentiment heading into the new year

As Florida’s unemployment rate reached a historic low, consumer sentiment among Floridians increased in December by seven-tenths of a point to 100.1 from November’s revised figure of 99.4. Similarly, consumer... Read more »
Published on 1/2/2020

2019 How Florida Counties Compare

Local taxing and spending is a major part of Florida government operations. More than half of all Florida government revenue (53.1 percent) is raised at the local level, one of... Read more »
Published on 12/23/2019

Star fruit could be the new 'star' of Florida agriculture

t's not just oranges that grow in Florida. Carambola, or star fruit as most in the United States call it, is gaining popularity. One researcher from Florida International University is... Read more »
Published on 12/18/2019

Two UF Scientists Part of $12.8 Million Blueberry Breeding Grant

A plant breeder and a food scientist, both with the University of Florida, will join a $12.8 million, multistate research grant to broaden the nation’s blueberry breeding capabilities. For the... Read more »
Published on 12/16/2019

Two UF Scientists Part of $12.8 Million Blueberry Breeding Grant

A plant breeder and a food scientist, both with the University of Florida, will join a $12.8 million, multistate research grant to broaden the nation’s blueberry breeding capabilities. For the... Read more »
Published on 12/16/2019

Year-End Holiday Travel to Reach Record Highs

More than 6.1 million Floridians will help set a new travel record for the last holidays of the year. AAA forecasts 115.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more... Read more »
Published on 12/12/2019

$650,000 Awarded in Harmful Algal Bloom Research Funding

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health announced that $650,000 in legislatively-appropriated funds was awarded to four Florida universities. This funding will support these researchers in their efforts to improve the... Read more »
Published on 12/11/2019

2020's Best & Worst College Towns & Cities in America

With application season in full gear and college living costs reaching $27,200 per student for a 12-month period, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst... Read more »
Published on 12/9/2019

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