DREW DIXON

New FAA drone rules mean business for area company

New Federal Aviation Administration rules covering commercial drone use went in to effect Monday, and a First Coast business is hoping to... Read more

Florida tourism for first half of 2016 shatters records, First Coast follows suit

Florida saw yet another record increase in tourism figures for the first half of a year that may be remembered for the concerns raised... Read more

Tech conference to put stamp on Jacksonville

Technology in Jacksonville will be at the center of a conference Wednesday that organizers say could be a pivotal event for the local... Read more

Jacksonville chamber should boost Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico struggles to stabilize its economic situation in the face of massive government debt, a First Coast business leader is in the... Read more

Grocers, teams partner up to promote healthier lives

Southeastern Grocers, owners of Winn-Dixie, Harveys and other grocery stores, is teaming up with athletic teams it sponsors to help... Read more

Jacksonville tourism sees more record-setting visitation figures in June

Tourism figures show yet another record in visitation rates for Jacksonville.

Visit Jacksonville, the city’s tourism... Read more

US, JAX chambers endorse Rubio in Florida Senate race

JAX Chamber Committee for Good Government and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed the re-election of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on... Read more

In the wake of Brexit vote, Florida tourism officials fret over loss of U.K. visitors

In the wake of the referendum in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, Florida and local tourism officials are bracing for an... Read more

Carvana.com online car dealership looking to add location in Jacksonville

An online used-car dealership is making moves to open a physical location in Jacksonville.

Carvana.com opened its... Read more

Florida's tourism numbers up for first quarter of 2016

 

It was yet another record-setting visitation period for Florida in the first quarter of this year.

The first... Read more

The Players sets up business opportunities with JAX Chamber for upcoming tournament

With about two weeks to go before the beginning of The Players Championship golf tournament, the JAX Chamber showcased the impact the... Read more

Looking back at One Spark 2016, organizers say refocus on creators fortified condensed event

Sure, the street festival in downtown Jacksonville got the most attention for One Spark 2016, drawing about 70,000 people to the one-day... Read more

One Spark, Microsoft enter partnership to help top creators in April's event

This year’s One Spark event in downtown Jacksonville may be reduced in time and space, but organizers say they’ve landed one of their biggest... Read more

Florida sees record tourism numbers in 2015

Another record year for tourism is in the books as visits to the Sunshine State drew an estimated 105 million visitors in 2015.

Visit... Read more

One Spark organizers say April event will see major revisions, focus more on creators than 'festival'

After a bit of turmoil for One Spark this year, and a bit of uncertainty, the clouds are lifting from the crowdfunding festival’s future — and... Read more

Vilano Beach, Atlantic Beach make top 10 list of 'under-the-radar' beach towns

Two First Coast beach communities have made the top 10 list of the “most under-the-radar” Florida beach towns, according to a travel website.... Read more

First Coast, Florida jobless figures fall in November

The First Coast and Florida unemployment figures for November showed a drop in the jobless rates.

The unemployment rate for Northeast... Read more

Florida-Georgia weekend generated an estimated $35 million economic impact this year

The Georgia-Florida football game weekend was a big economic score for Jacksonville this year.

The game played between the University of... Read more

Local economists project robust holiday economy for First Coast

Now that Halloween is behind us, retailers on the First Coast will begin focusing on holiday sales with Christmas approaching, and local economic... Read more

'The Cage' business contest by Jaguars and Web.com ends with Modasten as winner

The winner of the Small Business Breakthrough contest conducted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Web.com is Modasten Inc., a Jacksonville-based... Read more

Rip currents, high waves cause more holiday weekend rescues in Jacksonville Beach

Rough seas and rip currents kept lifeguards busy Monday in Jacksonville Beach.

According to Times-Union news partner First Coast News,... Read more

The Players passes on title sponsor, but partners, money surge during golf tournament

The Players PGA Tour tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach is in rare company among sporting events or venues these days: The naming rights to the... Read more

Executive Women's Day puts top female business leaders at the fore as The Players golf tournament is about to begin

The fifth annual PGA Tour Executive Women’s day brings about 300 local business women together Monday as part of The Players Championship... Read more

Jobs figures for First Coast show 'mixed bag,' economy still solid, economist says

The First Coast unemployment figures for February brought a variety of seemingly contradictory results although a leading local economist says... Read more

Jacksonville bakery closed by Stache Investments

Workers at a popular Jacksonville bakery at the center of a legal dispute have been shut out of the business that has been temporarily closed.... Read more

Duval County's Vaishnavi Suren wins Regional Spelling Bee

It all came down to the word “divot” for Joshua Brown in the 71st annual Regional Spelling Bee Saturday.

The word “spoof” was the... Read more

Leading economic indicators paint a positive picture for the First Coast

 

The First Coast’s leading economic indicators for January show some upbeat signs.

While nearly every January produces an... Read more

TaxSlayer Bowl advertising attracts potential tourists to the First Coast

While the Tennessee Volunteers and Iowa Hawkeyes angled for the endzone during the TaxSlayer Bowl Jan. 2 at EverBank Field, First Coast... Read more

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