June 24, 2019

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Strong job gains in May help offset slight rise in unemployment rate

OCALA, Fla. (June 21, 2019) – Heat and humidity aren’t the only things that tend to rise as Florida moves into summer. Across the state, with a handful of exceptions,... Read more »
Published on 6/21/2019

Population Estimates Show Aging Across Race Groups Differs

JUNE 20, 2019 — The nation as a whole continues to grow older with the median age increasing to 38.2 years in 2018, up from 37.2 years in 2010. The pace... Read more »
Published on 6/21/2019

UF Researchers to Study Integrated Approaches to Protect Young Citrus Trees from Greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- While citrus growers continue to look for best management approaches to deal with the deadly greening disease, some scientists at the University of Florida will take an... Read more »
Published on 6/21/2019

Bulls to Debut Adidas Lightest Weight Uniform

USF will be only team in nation wearing new WVN A1 uniform in 2019 Read more »
Published on 6/21/2019

Selby Gardens Announces Smithsonian Affiliation

Sarasota FLA.- June 20, 2019-Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Selby Gardens) has been designated a Smithsonian Affiliate, joining a national network of museums, educational, and cultural organizations in sharing the resources... Read more »
Published on 6/21/2019

AdventHealth, Dr. Phillips Center receive $85,000 grant for caregiver, memory loss study

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded the funds to support the groundbreaking study, which is continuing to enroll participants in Central Florida Read more »
Published on 6/21/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs HB 7057: Corrections

Tallahassee, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 7057: Corrections. The bill addresses security and staffing within the state correctional system. HB 7057 amends the definition of “critical infrastructure facility”... Read more »
Published on 6/21/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis and DEO Announce $140 Million for New Affordable Housing Construction in Hurricane Irma Impacted Communities

Marathon, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced an agreement with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), providing $140 million for the... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

2019's Best Beach Towns to Live in

With summer being peak moving season, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2019's Best Beach Towns to Live in as well as accompanying videos. To determine the most livable beachside... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

Rotary Club of Tampa reflects the business community in embracing diversity and inclusion policies and practices

Since 1914, the Rotary Club of Tampa has been led by a cross section of civic and business leaders with a heart for their motto of service above self.  By creating... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

Watson Clinic Announces Groundbreaking Event for New Urgent Care Facility

Lakeland, FL – The public is invited to an upcoming groundbreaking event to mark the beginning of construction on the new Watson Clinic Urgent Care South facility. The event is scheduled... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

Tampa Innovators and Makers Needed to Reinvent Food Production Systems for Long Distance Space Travel

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has launched its Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest, a multidisciplinary endeavor to leverage the ingenuity of minds across the nation to reinvent the systems used to... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

New scholarship at USF Sarasota-Manatee to assist graduates of Visible Men Academy

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 19, 2019) – The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is excited to announce the creation of a scholarship to assist graduates of Visible Men Academy (VMA), a free... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

Florida Voters Support Almost 4-1 Minimum Wage Hike, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Split On Making Felons Pay Fines Before Voting

Florida voters support 76 - 20 percent, including 57 - 38 percent among Republicans, raising the state's $8.46 minimum wage, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Support for a... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

Roetzel Strengthens Estate Planning, Tax & Transactional Group with Addition of David Ruben in Florida

Roetzel & Andress LPA continues to grow its Estate Planning, Tax & Transactional Group Team in Southwest Florida with the addition of David A. Ruben as a shareholder in the... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2019

Pensacola Outdoor Living Company Celebrates 21 Years In Business

Pensacola, FL. - Doodlebuggers, The outdoor living company in Pensacola, proudly announces the celebration of 21 years of their services on the Florida Gulf Coast. Initially opening one office in Pensacola, Florida... Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019

The Mosaic Company Announces Closure of Plant City Phosphates Manufacturing Facility

PLYMOUTH, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today announced that it will close its idled Plant City phosphates manufacturing facility in Hillsborough County, Florida. The small team of Mosaic... Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019

Bay Park Conservancy Receives Unrestricted $2 Million Gift from Anonymous Donors

SARASOTA, FL (June 19, 2019) – The Bay Park Conservancy announced a gift of $2 million by anonymous donors through their fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The unrestricted gift, to... Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019

AJ's Power Source, Inc. to Expand its Operations in Pasco County, Florida

PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA (June 19, 2019) — AJ’s Power Source, Inc. (AJPS) will create 20 new jobs in Pasco County. Although they can fit the new positions in their current facility,... Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019

Boeing Space and Launch Headquarters Moving to Florida's Space Coast

Leadership shifts to Florida as human spaceflight, military and commercial space programs progress Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019

U.S. Solar Market Sees Best Q1 in History

BOSTON, Mass. AND WASHINGTON D.C., (June 18, 2019) – In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV), making it the most... Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019


JACKSONVILLE, FL – After an investigation by the U.S Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Gulf Breeze Landscaping LLC – based in Gautier, Mississippi – has paid $44,832 in back wages... Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019

ServisFirst Bank Announces Expansion into Southwest Florida

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS), announces its expansion into Southwest Florida with the hiring of five seasoned, local bankers who... Read more »
Published on 6/19/2019

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital nationally ranked in five specialties, makes big gains in three

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, making significant gains in three areas — pediatric cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and diabetes/endocrinology, according to the... Read more »
Published on 6/18/2019

Fattmerchant Named Fastest Growing FinTech Company in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fattmerchant, an integrated payment solution with omni-channel technology and a disruptive subscription-based pricing model, has been selected as a recipient of Orlando Business... Read more »
Published on 6/18/2019

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