December 8, 2021

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UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry

University of Florida scientists have sequenced the genome of Vanilla, which will help them select the best types for breeding new varieties of the popular plant to grow in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/5/2019

FPL announces plans to build four new solar power plants in 2019

Installation of more than 1 million solar panels included as part of FPL's plan to add 30 million more solar panels by 2030 Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

Publix and Flagler Health+ Collaborate to Improve Care

LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 1, 2019--Publix Pharmacy and Flagler Health+ announce an exclusive collaboration to improve the delivery of health care to the residents of St. Johns County, Florida. The collaboration... Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

Office Depot and Alibaba.com Form Strategic Collaboration to Serve U.S. Businesses

NEW YORK & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2019-- Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading B2B integrated distribution company providing business services and supplies, products and technology solutions, and Alibaba.com, one of the world’s... Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

Publix Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 2018

LAKELAND, Fla., March 1, 2019 — Publix’s sales for the three months ended Dec. 29, 2018 were $9.3 billion, a 3.8 percent increase from $8.9 billion in 2017. Comparable store... Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

St. Petersburg Chamber Releases Housing Proposal

February 28, 2019 | St. Petersburg, FL – On Thursday, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce released a proposal to increase the supply of housing that is affordable in the... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2019

FTE Networks Awarded Approximately $116 Million in New Infrastructure Contracts in January and February

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTE Networks, Inc. (NYSE American: FTNW) ("FTE" or the "Company"), a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for smart platforms, network infrastructure and intelligent buildings,... Read more »
Published on 2/28/2019

CONSUMER ALERT: Claims Process for Improperly Charged Toll and Car Rental Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a consumer alert encouraging people improperly charged toll and PlatePass fees to file a claim. The claims process stems from a court enforceable... Read more »
Published on 2/27/2019

KnowBe4 Expands into Brazil with the Acquisition of El Pescador

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing, announced it has entered the Brazilian market by purchasing El Pescador, a company previously owned by Tempest... Read more »
Published on 2/26/2019

TripAdvisor Digs Up America's Best Beaches With 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 26, 2019 -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice® awards for Beaches. For the second year in a row, Florida's Clearwater Beach is named the number one... Read more »
Published on 2/26/2019

University of Florida and UF Health announce $12 million gift from Orlando business leader to launch brain tumor research initiative

The University of Florida has received a $12 million gift from Orlando hotel magnate Harris Rosen and The Harris Rosen Foundation to advance innovative brain tumor immunotherapy research and care... Read more »
Published on 2/25/2019

Fla.'s housing market: Median prices, inventory up in Jan.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2019 – Florida's housing market reported more new listings, higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in January compared to a year ago, according... Read more »
Published on 2/23/2019

VISIT FLORIDA Announces an All-Time Record 126 Million Visitors in 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, VISIT FLORIDA announced that Florida welcomed an all-time record number of visitors last year with 126.1 million out-of-state visitors coming to the Sunshine State in 2018. This... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Great White Shark Genome Decoded

The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Florida Chamber's 2019 Jobs Agenda

Job creators gathering in Tallahassee today expressed their optimism that the Florida Chamber of Commerce's Jobs Agenda is largely aligned with Governor Ron DeSantis and legislative leaders Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Florida Is 2019's 2nd Most Sinful State

Every state is known for its own virtues and vices. But harmful behavior on the individual level can result in staggering economic costs, considering that gambling addiction costs the U.S.... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Stetson University HackerSpace Presents 3-D Car Racing Game Workshop

DELAND, Florida, Feb. 20, 2019 – High school and Stetson University college students and alumni have a chance to get behind the wheel and learn how to develop a 3-D car racing game... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Florida Introduces Community Solar Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Access, Jobs

Florida State Senator Lori Berman introduced community solar legislation (SB 1156), which will expand consumer access to affordable clean energy Read more »
Published on 2/19/2019

Royal Caribbean Orders Sixth Oasis-Class Vessel

MIAMI, Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique to order a sixth Oasis-class ship for... Read more »
Published on 2/19/2019

WellCare Surpasses 1 Million Members in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019  -- WellCare of Florida, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today its membership has surpassed 1 million members in the state of Florida across its Medicaid, Children's... Read more »
Published on 2/18/2019

FSC builds upon history of civic leadership though statewide educational program

LAKELAND (February 15, 2019) – Florida Southern College announced today the next phase of its decades-long civics education program. At a Celebration of Our Freedoms luncheon that drew an audience... Read more »
Published on 2/15/2019

Miami Dade College offers Florida's first Tesla START training program for service technicians

Miami, Feb. 15, 2019 – Miami Dade College (MDC) is the first institution in the Southeastern United States to partner with Tesla to offer a certificate training program for service technicians... Read more »
Published on 2/15/2019

INRIX: Congestion Costs Each American 97 hours, $1,348 A Year

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 11, 2019 – INRIX, Inc., the world leader in mobility analytics and connected car services, today published the 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard that identified and ranked congestion and... Read more »
Published on 2/15/2019

Publix Named One of the Best Companies to Work for, No. 1 among Big Companies

LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 — For the 22nd consecutive year, Publix has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking No. 12, up from No. 47 last... Read more »
Published on 2/14/2019

Lockheed Martin Announces Expansion in Orange County

Lockheed Martin has announced the opening of its $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, Fla. Since 2017, Lockheed Martin has created more than 1,000... Read more »
Published on 2/13/2019

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Artificial reefs installed at John's Pass to promote healthy, clean waterways
Artificial reefs installed at John's Pass to promote healthy, clean waterways

Business owners and local groups banded together on Tuesday to promote cleaner waterways in the Tampa Bay area by installing artificial reefs around docks at John’s Pass.

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