Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) has a new president after holding a conference in St. Augustine this past week. Michael Bourré, the president of Bourré Construction Group in Flemming Island, took over as FHBA president. A graduate of the University...
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin requesting the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to exercise its authority and launch a full review of the national security implications of...
On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the relaunch of Enterprise Florida’s commercial property search tool. “Find It Florida! is a robust, public database for viewing and uploading available commercial building and site properties across the state. The relaunch includes updates...
On Tuesday, at an event in Miami, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered several proposals to reform the occupational licensing process in the Sunshine State, insisting it will add more professional opportunities across the state. DeSantis noted at the start of the...
Last week, the University of West Florida (UWF) reeled in a $14.5 million grant to help expand training for manufacturing and cybersecurity in the Panhandle. On Friday, Triumph Gulf Coast, the organization overseeing funds to help Florida recover from the...
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced three Local Workforce Development Boards were awarded Veterans’ Performance Incentive Awards for their work of providing employment and training opportunities to thousands of veterans.
On Friday, in Monroe County, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee,  convened a hearing on “Florida’s Coastal Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Florida Keys.”
“Experts have estimated that about 56 percent of Florida’s economic loss from Hurricane Michael will be uninsured, leaving a gap of more than $9 billion in uninsured losses,” Rebuild 850 noted. 
A company that makes what they call “environmentally friendly fertilizer is taking up space in a portion of the old Mosaic fertilizer plant near Plant City in Hillsborough County.
In Edgewater on Monday, the Brunswick Boating Group announced the grand opening of its new technology center with elected officials in attendance.