January 29, 2023

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Florida TaxWatch Releases an Update on Florida's Housing Rental Market

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) is releasing an economic commentary entitled An Update on Florida’s Housing Rental Market. The report builds on previous FTW commentaries, Beyond the Pandemic: Long-term Changes and Challenges... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

Study: Florida Dominates List of Nation's Most Overvalued Housing Markets

Florida metros make up six of the 10 most overvalued housing markets in the nation, according to the latest report from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

More than rockets being launched out of Florida

As the Space Force’s Space Launch Delta 45 heads into successfully launching over 50 rockets this year with no sign of slowing, Florida is launching more exciting events and organizations... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

Space Florida: $5.9 Billion Economic Impact on Florida's Economy

EXPLORATION PARK, Fla.—Jan. 23, 2023— Today, Space Florida announced that since 2007, the total economic impact of the state’s aerospace finance and development authority reached $5.9 billion.  Over the next 5 years,... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

Construction Tech Company Togal.AI Makes List of “Top Startups Disrupting Miami's Real Estate Market”

MIAMI—As rising interest rates put pressure on the real estate market, developers are aggressively adopting new technologies to cut costs. One of those innovations is Togal.AI—a company that uses artificial... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

Affordable housing statement from Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

A statement from Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO regarding Florida’s affordable housing: “Florida needs more affordable employee housing and we applaud President Passidomo for her leadership.... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

Cathedral Arts Project Celebrates 30 Years in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla. –– January 24, 2023 –– The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) kicks off its 30th anniversary celebration this month with a mayoral proclamation of Cathedral Arts Project Day on... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces $22 Million for Voluntary Home Buyouts in Communities Impacted by Hurricane Sally

Tallahassee, FL - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that $22 million is now available to communities impacted by Hurricane Sally through the Rebuild Florida Hurricane Sally Voluntary... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

FlexCold Expanding in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL – January 25, 2023 - FlexCold, a leader in revolutionizing cold storage warehousing with end-to-end expertise across the cold chain spectrum, today announced the expansion of its first facility.... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2023

Florida Is 2023's State with the 4th Smallest Wealth Gaps by Race

With black Americans having a median household wealth of $14,100, compared to $187,300 for non-Hispanic white households, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s States with the Biggest... Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

UNF receives Congressional appropriation for addition of Bloomberg terminals

Jacksonville, Fla. – The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business has received a Congressional directed $375,000 appropriation for the addition of 12 Bloomberg terminals to support the University’s Crowley Center... Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

UF/IFAS research: Helping Florida strawberry growers and meeting consumer desires for 70 years

As far back as the early 1950s, University of Florida scientists have been studying how to improve strawberry production and consumption – not just in Florida, but globally. Did you... Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

Florida TaxWatch Releases How Florida Compares: Taxes 2022

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released How Florida Compares: Taxes 2022, a comprehensive analysis of state and local tax rates, tax collections, and other government revenues for all 50 states, in addition... Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

FPL's Turkey Point Crocodile Management Program Featured on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company’s efforts to create a thriving habitat for the threatened American crocodile at the company’s Turkey Point Clean Energy Center earned the... Read more »
Published on 1/24/2023

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Availability of $142 Million to Fuel Small Business Growth

Tallahassee, FL – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that $142 million in new capital is available for small businesses and startups through Florida’s State Small Business Credit... Read more »
Published on 1/24/2023

Governor DeSantis announces proposal to create a Teacher's Bill of Rights

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced an unprecedented legislative proposal to create a Teacher’s Bill of Rights that empowers educators to be leaders in their classrooms, enact paycheck protection, reduce... Read more »
Published on 1/23/2023

Health care ransomware attacks more than double in five years, study finds

Ransomware attacks on health care organizations more than doubled from 2016 to 2021, compromising tens of millions of patients’ personal information and potentially jeopardizing their care. In what is believed... Read more »
Published on 1/18/2023

Darryl Shaw to lead $40 Million Capital Campaign for The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL (January 17, 2023) – The Florida Aquarium announced today that developer Darryl Shaw will lead the non-profit’s upcoming $40 million capital campaign, called Sea Change. The campaign is... Read more »
Published on 1/17/2023

Serotonin Centers Signs Multi-Unit Development Deal for 10 Locations Along Florida's Southwest Coast

ORLANDO (JANUARY 13, 2023) – Serotonin Centers, the wellness and anti-aging/longevity franchise established in 2021 by nationally-recognized fitness industry entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, announced the signing of a 10-unit development agreement for the... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2023

Tampa General Hospital Cancer Institute expands radiation oncology program with world-renowned doctors, greater access

Tampa, FL (Jan. 13, 2023) – As part of its commitment to offering the most advanced technology for cancer treatment, the Cancer Institute at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) announced today... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2023

UF scientists discover way to alter fentanyl, making the potent pain reliever safer

Scientists have discovered a way to alter the chemical properties of fentanyl, offering a safer alternative to the powerful pain reliever. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid similar to morphine but... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2023

Florida's 2021-22 High School Graduation Rate Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Level, Students Showing Growth through Progress Monitoring Assessments

Tallahassee, Fla., January 13, 2023 – Today, the Florida Department of Education announced that Florida’s 2021-22 high school graduation rate was 87.3%, an increase of 0.4 percentage points over the 2018-19... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2023

The Downtown Arts District Continues “The 2023 Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition” in the Greater Orlando Community

Orlando, FL (January 13, 2023) –  Returning in January 2023 is “The Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition,” presented by Orlando Health. Modeled after the successful “Billboard Creative” in Los Angeles and “Sonora 128” in... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2023

Florida Launches 2023 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida officially launched the 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating the Achievements of African... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2023

Pasco County Driving Home Human Trafficking Awareness

PASCO COUNTY, FL  ----  The Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking is once again partnering with Pasco County Public Transportation (GoPasco) and the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT) to help bus riders and drivers recognize the... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2023

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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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