December 13, 2019

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2019's Fastest-Growing Cities in America

With the Census Bureau reporting that the South and West held 14 of the 15 cities with the largest population gains in 2018, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America as well as accompanying... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2019

Florida is 2019's 3rd Least Vaccinated State

With vaccines being essential for preventing disease outbreaks, especially as we enter flu season, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States that Vaccinate the Most as well as accompanying... Read more »
Published on 10/2/2019

2019's Best & Worst Places to Retire

With only 23 percent of Americans reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for retirement, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best &... Read more »
Published on 9/4/2019

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to Associates: Our Next Steps in Response to the Tragedies in El Paso and Southaven

Dear Associates, A month ago, in El Paso, Texas, a gunman with an assault-style rifle launched a hate-filled attack in our store, shooting 48 people resulting in the loss of... Read more »
Published on 9/3/2019

15 Eastern Indigo Snakes just released in year three of the North Florida recovery effort

Multiple partners collaborate to bring apex predator back to The Nature Conservancy's Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

VyStar and ArtRepublic Present 'Transcending Color'

ArtRepublic has collaborated with VyStar Credit Union to create a highly curated public art plan for their new campus and parking garage that will bring a refreshing, creative presence to... Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

Life's Abundance Wins Spot on Forbes' Best Small Companies List

Wellness brand recognized as ‘2019 Small Giant' for innovation in delivering health, sustainability and impactful social outreach Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

Pasco County Ramps Up Dog Dining Ordinance Enforcement

Restaurant owners who allow dogs in designated areas must be permitted Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. This move comes as NASA focuses full... Read more »
Published on 6/7/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis, DBPR Announce Fee Reduction for Licensed Real Estate Professionals

Two-year fee reduction follows recommendations established at Florida's “Deregathon” and will save millions for active license holders Read more »
Published on 6/5/2019

2019 Budget Turkey Watch Report

An analysis of the transparency and accountability of the budget process. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2019

2019's Best & Worst Cities for Staycations

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations as well... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2019

NASA Selects USF Researcher for the First Female-Dominated Crew for Underwater Mission to Simulate Space Exploration

Csilla Ari D'Agostino and her husband, fellow USF researcher Dominic D'Agostino, may be the first married couple to participate in this mission Read more »
Published on 5/20/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Attracts Businesses with Positive Economic Growth

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s economy continues to strengthen. Florida’s top rated higher education system, talented workforce, low taxes and reasonable regulatory environment continue to foster... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2019

The World's Two Best Scientific Institutes Call Palm Beach County Home

JUPITER, FL – Nature Index has ranked Max Planck Society and Scripps Research as the world’s top two stand-alone scientific institutes for biomedical research. In fact, Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter, Florida campus... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2019

2019's Best Summer Travel Destinations

With summer approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019's Best Summer Travel Destinations as well as accompanying videos to supplement its Best Travel Credit Cards and Currency Exchange studies. To help travelers plan the... Read more »
Published on 5/15/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Approves Tax Reform Package Lowering the Cost of Living on Families and Reducing Cost of Doing Business on Job Creators

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 15, 2019) — With the stroke of a pen, Governor Ron DeSantis today approved a Florida Chamber of Commerce-backed tax reform package that lowers the cost of... Read more »
Published on 5/15/2019

NIDA awards UF College of Pharmacy additional $3.4 million kratom grant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although kratom is seen as a possible remedy for drug addiction, it’s typically associated with harm in western countries but not in those in Southeast Asia where... Read more »
Published on 5/13/2019

FDA approves production of Transgenic Salmon in the United States

The FDA has approved the request of AquaBounty Technologies; a company with offices in Maynard, Massachusetts and Fortune, Prince Edward Island, specializing in biotechnology and genetics to produce genetically modified... Read more »
Published on 5/10/2019

IRONMAN Foundation to Provide $100,000 in Humanitarian Relief to Build 3D Printed Homes in Panama City

TAMPA, Fla. – The IRONMAN Foundation®, will provide a $100,000 Humanitarian Relief Effort Grant to the City of Panama City Community Development to help them solve the housing shortage created by Hurricane... Read more »
Published on 5/9/2019

Three Organizations Honored with Governor's Sterling and Georgia Oglethorpe Awards

Florida Sterling Council honors three diverse role model organizations. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2019

UF nursing researchers awarded $2.57 million grant to focus on preventing falls among older patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida College of Nursing researchers have been awarded a five-year $2.57 million grant for a project that will use registered nurses’ observation notes to... Read more »
Published on 5/7/2019

Florida Trend a Florida Magazine Association Finalist in Five Charlie Awards Categories

Florida Trend has been recognized by the Florida Magazine Association as a finalist in five categories in this year's Charlie Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in journalism and design from... Read more »
Published on 5/6/2019

St. Petersburg Ranks in the Top 15 Best Large Cities to Start a Business

With May 5 kicking off National Small Business Week and half of Americans working for small businesses, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Large Cities to... Read more »
Published on 5/6/2019

City of Winter Haven Smart City Advisory Committee

The City of Winter Haven is formally embarking on a Smart City initiative to improve lives, and bring government and citizens together. As part of this important initiative, the City... Read more »
Published on 5/2/2019

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