Tuesday, August 3, 2021
“People even considering a timeshare purchase need to go in with their eyes wide open and well aware of the law of their home state and the jurisdiction in which they are buying their timeshare. It’s worth contacting an attorney - before you buy - who can walk you through some of the contractual terms that could trip you up.”
This EDA grant, to be matched with $1 million in local funds, is expected to create hundreds of jobs and generate $150 million in private investment.
This week, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., brought out a resolution to “zero out the foreign subsidies that make sugar the world's most distorted commodity market.”
The true depths of COVID’s economic impacts are now truly coming to light. These are among the many reasons Gov. Ron DeSantis has made ports and cruises a focal point of his efforts to reset the Florida economy. 
This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Susannah Levin, a former Ben & Jerry’s employee who recently resigned from the company following their decision to stop selling in Israeli settlements. 
Earlier this week, the Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) released a report which shows that Florida’s seaports experienced declines consistent with the overall trend for 2020. Waterborne trade value, for example, decreased 16.1 percent compared to 2019, which is a drop off of $14.1 billion.
Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro weighed in on Wednesday about the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, which begins Sat., July 31 and ends Mon., Aug. 9.
This past spring, the American Trucking Association (ATA) stressed the industry needed to hire more than 60,000 drivers across the nation to meet the growing demand.
On Tuesday, the Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) released Seaport Mission Plan: Navigating Beyond the Pandemic, a report providing an in-depth data review of COVID-19’s impact, as well as forthcoming opportunities, for Florida’s 15 seaports.
Rubin had been serving as interim president and CEO after Doug Wheeler announced that he was stepping down.