February 21, 2024

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USF researchers, Tampa Bay Partnership unveil Tampa Bay area workforce and affordability data

Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2024) — The University of South Florida Muma College of Business and the Tampa Bay Partnership today released two key economic competitiveness reports that benchmark where the... Read more »
Published on 2/12/2024

Cleveland Clinic Survey: Most Americans Using Health Monitoring Technology are Experiencing Significant Physical and Mental Benefits

As advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) continue to revolutionize healthcare, findings from a new national Cleveland Clinic survey illustrate how Americans feel about the emerging role of AI in healthcare... Read more »
Published on 2/12/2024

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Cardinal Logistics

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, announces it has acquired Cardinal Logistics (Cardinal), enabling growth and further strengthening Ryder’s position as a leading customized dedicated... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2024

Hundreds of Costco jobs coming to Port St. Lucie

Port St. Lucie, FL/Jan. 10, 2024  –  Costco will be bringing hundreds of jobs to St. Lucie County as the company develops a multi-phased cold and dry storage depot at the... Read more »
Published on 1/11/2024

EDC and Project L.I.F.T. partner up for workforce readiness

Help wanted signs have been multiplying rapidly in St. Lucie County. Cheney Brothers, Accel International, FedEx Ground, TAMCO, Maverick Boat Group, Pursuit Boats, Contender Boats, Walmart Distribution Center, A-1 Industries and many others are hiring, along with small businesses and construction companies. Read more »
Published on 1/9/2024

Florida Commerce Appoints Seven to the SelectFlorida Board of Directors

Florida Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly announced the first SelectFlorida Board of Directors, appointing Greg Britton as chair and Jennifer Conoley, Beth Kigel, Nick Primrose, Michael Simas, Kelly Smallridge... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2023

Dispose of Your Christmas Tree Quickly to Prevent Fires

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is encouraging Floridians to make sure their live Christmas trees are disposed of quickly after the holidays. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2023

CFO Patronis says states must protect consumers' crypto assets

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has announced his support for the Department of Financial Services Agency Bill. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2023

Florida audit trends show fewer discrepancies with local government agencies

Audit reports for 1,391 entities contained no significant findings, while 298 had 520 issues found, 22% less than the 2020-21 fiscal year. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2023

Nicklaus Children's Hospital deploys new technology in the fight against brain cancer

Nicklaus Children's Hospital to Study the Use of Low-Frequency Focused Ultrasound Therapy to Treat Children with Aggressive Brain Tumors Read more »
Published on 11/20/2023

FIU's college of nursing establishes Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th anniversary scholarship endowment

Florida International University (FIU) today announced a generous gift from Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Marie Boytell-Pérez ’89, MS ’96 to establish a new endowment at FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College... Read more »
Published on 11/20/2023

Publix announces Executive Chairman, CEO, and President

LAKELAND, Fla.--Today Publix announced that effective January 1, 2024, CEO Todd Jones will become Executive Chairman, President Kevin Murphy will be promoted to CEO, and Senior Vice President John Goff... Read more »
Published on 11/17/2023

Officials say Florida faces health care provider shortage

Florida officials say that a health care provider shortage worsens as the state's population grows larger and older simultaneously. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2023

3 Florida Poly researchers among world's top 2% of scientists

Florida Polytechnic University professors with advanced research in fields have been named to a prestigious list of the world's top 2% of scientists. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2023

Florida Will Never Forget the Horrors of the Holocaust

Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation recognizing November 6-10 as Holocaust Education Week in Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2023

Building Bridges in Uncertainty

In the dynamic landscape of global business, it's often said that resilience is forged in the crucible of adversity. This is currently exemplified by Israel's vibrant startup community. Read more »
Published on 11/6/2023

U.S. Sugar CEO Robert H. Buker, Jr. Honored With Prestigious “Sugar Man of the Year” Award

Clewiston, FL – U.S. Sugar today announced that its CEO, Robert H. Buker, Jr., has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the national Dyer Memorial Award, “Sugar Man of... Read more »
Published on 10/19/2023

Jacksonville University School of Aviation Program Celebrates 40 Years

The Jacksonville University School of Aviation Program in the Davis College of Business & Technology is flying high, celebrating 40 years this month of training students to be professional pilots,... Read more »
Published on 10/18/2023

IRS preps free Direct File pilot for 2024 season

WASHINGTON — As part of larger transformation efforts underway, the Internal Revenue Service announced today key details about the Direct File pilot for the 2024 filing season with several states... Read more »
Published on 10/17/2023

Tervis taps Hosana Fieber as new chief executive officer

NORTH VENICE, Fla. — Tervis, the nationally loved and family-owned drinkware company founded in 1946, recently appointed Hosana Fieber as its new CEO, with Rogan Donelly, the company’s current CEO, moving... Read more »
Published on 10/16/2023

Economic Benefits of a Robust Childcare System in Florida

Access to affordable, quality child care and early learning programs is essential for keeping parents in the workforce. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2023

The Florida Center for Nursing releases report on the State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida

Tampa, Fla. - The Florida Center for Nursing published its latest report “The State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida.” Consistent with Florida statute (§464.0195), the report provides a comprehensive analysis... Read more »
Published on 9/18/2023

Tampa International Airport to close early Tuesday ahead of potential major hurricane

Tampa International Airport will suspend all commercial operations beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia, with the Airport remaining closed until it can assess any damages later... Read more »
Published on 8/28/2023

Florida Poly kicks off 10th academic year with exceptional freshmen, exciting growth

LAKELAND, Fla – Florida Polytechnic University welcomed students back to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 22, launching the 10th academic year in the all-STEM institution’s history. University officials said they anticipate... Read more »
Published on 8/22/2023

Finalists Announced for the 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch

GrowFL is proud to announce the finalists for the 13th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Awards, a prestigious recognition program celebrating high-performing second-stage companies that demonstrate innovative business strategies and excellent... Read more »
Published on 8/22/2023

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