November 28, 2022

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Florida TaxWatch looks at Census 2020 and what Florida's business and community leaders need to know

Following the 2020 Census, Florida could have secured: Extra yearly federal funding; An additional congressional seat; and Reliable data to guide statewide business and economic development, workforce infrastructure, social services,... Read more »
Published on 7/21/2022

Florida-based Cannabis tech platform Alleaves finalizes $40 million funding

Alleaves, an industry-leading cannabis enterprise resource planning (ERP) seed-to-sale technology platform, is finalizing its $40 million Series A funding round led by The Eleven Fund at a valuation of $240 million. Alleaves was... Read more »
Published on 7/21/2022

Florida Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget: Opportunity to aid struggling families

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 budget into law on June 2, 2022. After accounting for $3.1 billion in vetoes, the post-veto General Appropriations Act (GAA) totals $110 billion, an 8.3 percent increase over the FY 2021-22 budget. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2022

Health officials issue mosquito-borne illness advisory

Release follows confirmation of one dengue case Read more »
Published on 7/18/2022

Governor DeSantis launches civics academies to train the next generation of leaders

Governor Ron DeSantis awarded Polk State College, Broward College, and Florida State College at Jacksonville with $6.5 million to launch... Read more »
Published on 7/18/2022

State of Florida deploys tools to address overdose crisis

First Lady Casey DeSantis brought together the Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris, State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo and law enforcement to discuss the recent increases... Read more »
Published on 7/15/2022

Duke Energy ignites Florida's workforce with $697,000 in training, development grants

18 Florida-based organizations receive funds to support educational opportunities, career training to help meet local workforce needs Read more »
Published on 7/14/2022

New report shows Florida's seaports are well-positioned for global trade route realignment

Strong investments in Florida’s 15 seaports have well-positioned Florida to answer supply chain demands, and take advantage of a realignment in global trade routes, a new report shows. The Seaport Mission... Read more »
Published on 7/14/2022

New Miami-based Circle Capital Partners closes $215 million in real estate investment deals

Circle Capital Partners - a new Miami-based real estate investment venture specializing in the acquisition, development, and capital raising for strategic multi-family, retail, short-term rental, and mixed-use projects – has closed deals worth more... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2022

Beyond Juicery + Eatery ignites Florida expansion with multi-unit agreement in Naples

Beyond Juicery + Eatery is expanding beyond its Midwest roots, inking a multi-unit agreement to develop two locations in Southeast Florida. Quickly establishing itself as one of the top emerging franchise... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2022

Ready Life, Black-owned fintech aimed at economic empowerment, celebrates launch, announces sponsorship of Denny's Orange Blossom Classic

Ready Life, a new digital banking and payment processing platform designed to make first-time home purchases and small business growth possible for Black consumers, announced Tuesday it would be the... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis recognizes Florida's Teacher of the Year finalists

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis attended Florida’s annual Teacher of the Year Conference in Orlando to recognize the best educators in the state. At the event, Governor DeSantis highlighted five teacher... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2022

Tampa General Hospital to provide new option for acute care at home

Tampa General Hospital patients now have a new option for care that combines the expertise of a world-class facility with the comfort of their own home. Tampa General Hospital (TGH)'s Hospital at Home... Read more »
Published on 7/7/2022

Freedom Week sales tax holiday on specific admissions and outdoor activity supplies July 1 - 7, 2022

The sales tax holiday begins on Friday, July 1, 2022, and ends on Thursday, July 7, 2022. During this sales tax holiday period, tax is not due on the retail... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2022

Florida Narrows Student Achievement Gaps in New Assessment Results

Today, Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. announced the 2022 statewide assessment results for Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA), which show African American students, students from economically disadvantaged families, and... Read more »
Published on 6/29/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill to Expand Opportunities for Bright Futures Scholarship

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 461 to expand eligibility requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarship Program to include paid work experience as a substitute for service hours. This... Read more »
Published on 6/29/2022

St. Pete Mayor Kenneth T. Welch announces Historic Gas Plant District RFP for Tropicana Field site redevelopment

St. Petersburg, FL — St. Pete Mayor Kenneth T. Welch announced Wednesday, June 29 that the city is canceling the RFP issued in July 2020 and launching a new RFP... Read more »
Published on 6/29/2022

Be a hero for beach-nesting birds this holiday weekend

This Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers how to help protect vulnerable beach-nesting birds while enjoying Florida's coastal habitats this holiday weekend. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2022

Update on the NIST Champlain Towers South Investigation

NIST is preparing to begin invasive testing of Champlain Towers South partial collapse. Read more »
Published on 6/15/2022

First Horizon launches private wealth group with offices in Coral Gables and Miami

CORAL GABLES, FL — First Horizon Corporation announced the formation of the First Horizon Advisors South Florida Private Wealth Group. This group caters exclusively to high net worth clients providing... Read more »
Published on 6/14/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Awards to Assist with Community Planning Projects

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $1.5 million in awards to assist Florida communities with community planning projects through the Community Planning Technical Assistance (CPTA) and the Rural Infrastructure... Read more »
Published on 6/14/2022

NASA Selects UCF for $35 Million Mission to the Moon's Mysterious Gruithuisen Domes

ORLANDO, June 3, 2022 – NASA today tapped UCF’s dynamic duo, planetary scientists Kerri Donaldson Hanna and Adrienne Dove, to lead a $35 million science mission that will land a... Read more »
Published on 6/3/2022

St. Petersburg Ranks in the Top 20 Best Cities for Summer Jobs

With summer approaching and the leisure and hospitality sectors gaining 78,000 jobs in April, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2022’s Best Places for Summer Jobs, as well... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2022

Aegis Business Technologies Celebrates 25th Anniversary

25 years ago, Aegis Business Technologies (formerly Aegis Computer Services) was founded to create a company that provided technology support to the private sector here in North Florida. These were... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2022

Playmaker announces acquisition of The Props Network

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Sports media and talent management brand, Playmaker is pleased to announce the acquisition of TPN Media Group, publisher of “The Props Network” and related assets,... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2022

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Orlando organizations donate food in Eatonville ahead of Thanksgiving
Orlando organizations donate food in Eatonville ahead of Thanksgiving

The Orlando Magic, alongside nonprofits, churches and other groups, teamed up Monday to help families ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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