September 30, 2023


Baker McKenzie Chooses Tampa for Global Center, Set to Create 300+ Jobs

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced plans for a new Center in Tampa, Florida in the United States, which will create more than 300 new high-quality jobs. Read more »
Published on 10/17/2018

$1.5 Million in Grant Funding for Small & Rural Communities Will Create Jobs

Earlier this month, Governor Scott announced $1.5 million in Competitive Florida Partnership and Community Planning Technical Assistance grants for small and rural communities across Florida. The grants administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will assist small and rural communities in planning and economic development so these communities can create jobs. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2018

ABC Backs Tax Reform 2.0, Urges Expansion of 529 Plans for Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships

News Release from Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2018

Manufacturing Company MLMC Florida to Create 45 New Jobs in Plant City

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that MLMC Florida (MLMC), a manufacturing company specializing in alternative fuels technology, will open a new facility in Plant City creating 45 new jobs. The new jobs will fulfill various functions including production, sales and logistics. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2018

Legal Fight Over Miami Beach Minimum Wage Could Have Far Reaching Impacts

The City of Miami Beach is in a battle with the state that could impact hundreds of Florida municipalities. It's about home rule and the city's ability to set its own policy when it comes to wages. Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

Eighty percent of contractors have difficulty finding qualified construction and craft workers

Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) calls for measures to rebuild workforce. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Florida's unemployment rate lowest in over a decade

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent – the lowest since April 2007 as Florida business have now created 1,595,000 jobs since December 2010. In July, business created 26,300 private-sector jobs. Read more »
Published on 8/17/2018

Florida Continues to Outpace the Nation with Nearly 17,000 New Jobs Added in June

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 16,900 private-sector jobs in June and 172,600 in the past year, for a total of 1,554,800 jobs since December 2010. Read more »
Published on 7/20/2018

Florida businesses created 19,000 private-sector jobs in May

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 19,000 private-sector jobs in May and 179,000 in the past year, for a total of 1,539,800 jobs since December 2010. Read more »
Published on 6/15/2018

UF to partner with Walmart in new education benefit for associates

Benefit includes options for associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt Read more »
Published on 5/31/2018

Gauging The Minimum Wage - for Florida and the Nation

Everyone's got an opinion on the minimum wage, but who actually knows what it looks like in the present? People from each state -- including Florida -- show off their knowledge of the minimum wage - and what they'd like it to be in the future. Read more »
Published on 5/31/2018

Pratt & Whitney to Create 215 New Jobs and Expand in Palm Beach County

Pratt & Whitney, a leading global manufacturer of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, will be expanding its site in Palm Beach County and creating 215 new jobs. In addition to these new jobs, since 2012, Pratt & Whitney has created 300 jobs for Florida families and employs a total of more than 1,300 Floridians. Read more »
Published on 5/23/2018

Businesses Continue to Create Thousands of Jobs for Floridians

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 1,516,900 jobs since December 2010, including 8,300 private-sector jobs in April and 170,400 in the last year. Florida's annual job growth rate of 2.3 percent continues to exceed the nation's rate of 1.8 percent. Read more »
Published on 5/18/2018

Florida ranks mid-to-low in "Best & Worst States for Working Moms" study

With Mother's Day around the corner and more than 70 percent of moms with young children working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Working Moms. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2018

Florida Added 16,300 Private Sector Jobs In April, According To ADP Regional Employment Report®

ROSELAND, N.J. -- The State of Florida added 16,300 private sector jobs during the month of April, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report which is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2018

Greenway Health expands Tampa headquarters, will add 100 high-wage jobs

Governor Rick Scott announced today that health information technology and services provider Greenway Health is expanding its headquarters in Tampa. The company will add another 104 new high-wage jobs to its Westshore district location and invest $1.8 million in the project. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2018

United Technologies Creates 480 Jobs in Palm Beach County, Opens New UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings

Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for United Technologies' new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach County. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2018

Florida Added 17,500 Private Sector Jobs In March 2017

The State of Florida added 17,500 private sector jobs during the month of March, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report. Read more »
Published on 4/12/2018

Florida Businesses Created More Than 25,000 Private-Sector Jobs in February

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created more than 25,000 private-sector jobs in February. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2018

IRONMAN Expansion to Create 70 New Jobs at Tampa Headquarters

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that IRONMAN, a global endurance sports brand, will be expanding its Tampa headquarters and creating 70 new jobs. The company currently employs more than 160 Floridians. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2018

PROTECH survey reveals record tech hiring in 16 years in South Florida

Tech workers report high willingness to change employers Read more »
Published on 3/16/2018

Florida Businesses Created More Than 10,000 Private-Sector Jobs in January

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created more than 10,000 private-sector jobs in January. Read more »
Published on 3/12/2018

Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to receive nearly $23 million from state

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott announced nearly $23 million in awards for eleven additional Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature last year, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/8/2018

Spirit Airlines Pilots Ratify 5-Year Agreement

Spirit Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), announced the ratification of a new five-year working agreement Wednesday. Of the 98 percent of pilots who voted, 70 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2018

Virgin Voyages to Create 300 Jobs at New Headquarters in Broward County

On Wednesday, Governor Rick Scott announced that Virgin Voyages, a new cruise company by the global Virgin brands, has selected Plantation for their new headquarters, which will create 300 new jobs. The company will also invest $15.9 million in the local community. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Florida Business News

  • Florida’s population boom drives bigger hurricane losses, despite tougher building codes

    Florida leads the nation in strict building codes, and the decades of hard work have paid off in the increasing number of homes and buildings that survive each time a hurricane slashes the state. But all those hard-won gains have been undermined by the explosion of growth along the coast.

  • Business BeatBusiness Beat - Week of September 29th

    Get top news-to-know with Florida Trend's headline-focused video news brief, hosted by digital content specialist Aimée Alexander.

  • Enterprise Florida exiting

    The doors are ready to close on Enterprise Florida, the business-recruitment agency long targeted by state House leaders.

  • Seeking protection

    Three activist groups served notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue to force the agency to invoke Endangered Species Act protection for the ghost orchid.

  • State jobless claims decrease

    An estimated 5,155 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida last week, a decrease from the previous week and below the average for the year.

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Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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