State official tries to convince In-N-Out burger chain to move to the Sunshine State

In-N-Out Burger – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Michael Gordon Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis is coming up with a plan to steal one of California’s iconic food chains and bring it to Florida.  Florida’s elected chief financial officer is trying to convince In-N-Out Burger to leave California for the Sunshine State. The chain of 378 burger joints

The American Society of Civil engineers grades Florida infrastructure: C

Infrastructure – Florida Turnpike North Bond – Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Florida’s critical overall infrastructure a grade of C in its report for the state released Sunday. High marks were given for the condition of its ports and bridges, but the report card also warns of

Eight Florida cities made U.S. News’ top 10 best places to retire list

Couple Enjoying Retirement On the Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Daniel Myjones A U.S. News report shows that Florida cities were very well-represented in U.S. News’ 2021 Best Places to Retire list. Warm weather, crystalline beaches, and low tax rates have attracted retirees to join Florida’s coast over the past few years, and it’s proven

Florida citrus industry sees a difficult season for growers

Citrus Plantation – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SchnepfDesign Florida’s citrus industry is expected to have one of the lowest production years in decades as it continues to struggle with devastating disease and issues. In the first forecast for the 2021-2022 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated a nearly 11% drop in orange

Southwest Airlines cancellations cause travel trouble across the nation and South Florida

Southwest Airlines Jet Plane – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by QualityHD Southwest Airlines passengers are still struggling with flight delays across the country and it is impacting those in South Florida. On Monday, Southwest canceled more than 360 flights, which is 10% of its schedule for the day. More than 800 others have been delayed

Weddings flock to Florida — Venues are slammed as U.S. prepares to host 2.5 million wedding ceremonies in 2022

Wedding Set Up – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by weddingvideothailand During the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of weddings were postponed, leaving disappointed brides and grooms stuck with rescheduling multiple times. Now, the Wedding Report has predicted that the highest number of weddings will take place during 2022 since the early 1980s. “We had a

Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest says goodbye to Wall Street and hello to Florida

ARK Investment Management – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by T. Schneider Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management is saying goodbye to the Big Apple and heading for St. Petersburg, Florida, the company announced on Wednesday. The money manager, which primarily focuses on making investments in disruptive innovation while managing the $19.5 billion ARK Innovation ETF (ticker:

South Florida’s housing market is freezing out potential buyers who can’t compete with investors

South Florida – Housing Market – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pisaphotography In South Florida, home prices continue to surge. The housing market trend has left several homebuyers either unable to find properties or in an all-out bidding war. “I’ve been looking for a home for about two years, it has been a very difficult

In an attempt to bring tourists back to the Sunshine State, Visit Florida asks for $75 million

Visit Florida Postcard – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Callahan Florida’s tourism and marketing agency will ask lawmakers to extend its life and maintain increased funding as the state increases efforts to attract international visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Danny Gaekwad of Visit Florida told members of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors on

Here’s how to save a “latte” money on National Coffee Day 2021 in South Florida

Aerial View Various Coffee – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rawpixel.com If you’ve been craving a hot cup ‘o’ joe or a fancier iced white chocolate caramel macchiato with an extra pump of every flavor you can think of, then you’re in luck — it’s National Coffee Day! Nowadays, there seems to be a national