Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic challenges, Florida’s housing market wrapped up 2020 with more sales, higher median sale prices and more pending inventory compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. [Read more…] about Florida’s Housing Market Wraps Up 2020 With Strong Gains Despite COVID-19
Homebuilding experienced “a surprise year of growth” in 2020 despite the pandemic, but new home construction this year will be constrained by supply side factors like higher lumber costs, a shortage of lots and regulatory issues, according to Dr. Robert Dietz, chief economist and senior vice president for economics and policy for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). [Read more…] about Florida Realtors® Real Estate Trends: Housing Supply, Affordability Key in 2021
As Florida businesses big and small look to increase their competitive advantage in 2021, a new survey finds that adopting family-friendly policies is the surest way to attract and retain top talent and more diverse employees. [Read more…] about 2020 Working Parent Survey Sheds Light On What Florida Businesses Can Do To Win Talent War
40 Teachers … $100,000 dollars!
Teachers in Florida were asked to submit their innovative teaching ideas the week of January 11 for an opportunity to win State Farm ® Teacher Assist grants. [Read more…] about Meet Two Florida Panhandle State Farm Teacher Assist Winners
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) today issued the following statement, attributed to its assistant vice president of state government relations Logan McFaddin, regarding the passage of Senate Bill 76 relating to Residential Property Insurance by the Senate Committee on Banking & Insurance. [Read more…] about APCIA Applauds Senate Committee on Banking & Insurance for Passing Senate Bill 76
Governor DeSantis introduces new Resilient Florida program, investing in advanced
energy technologies and climate-resilient infrastructure across the state.
National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) today applauded the provision in Governor Ron DeSantis’ proposed budget that would allocate $165 million for climate-resilient infrastructure development. [Read more…] about Florida Budget Would Allocate $165 Million for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure
Do you have kids currently in college, or maybe one who is about to graduate high school? [Read more…] about Florida Realtors® Seeks Student Scholarship Winners
The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC) today announced a cybersecurity incident experienced by its vendor, Jelly Bean Communications Design, LLC., which was responsible for hosting the FHKC website at the time of the incident. [Read more…] about Florida Healthy Kids Announces Cybersecurity Incident
Florida Secretary of Commerce Jamal Sowell, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), today joined other state economic development leaders to express support for the essential economic development tools proposed in Governor Ron DeSantis’ Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget proposal to the Florida Legislature. [Read more…] about Enterprise Florida Welcomes Governor Ron DeSantis’ Florida Leads Budget Proposal
Destinations Florida today released an updated version of its report, Destination Promotion: Empowering Florida’s Growth, which outlines the benefits tourism provides the State of Florida and the need for tourism promotion. [Read more…] about Updated Report Outlines the Need for Tourism Promotion at the State and Local Levels