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UF and partners launch Space-Edge Accelerator to promote space business development

Launch of the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis, for the final space shuttle mission STS-135, on July 8, 2011.  Center for Space Agriculture and Biotechnology Research and Education program (SABRE), IFAS and NASA collaboration.
The University of Florida is working with several universities to launch a new space-focused business accelerator.
Habitat for Humanity: Lessons from the front lines of the housing crisis
Habitat’s work in some of the most economically challenged places in America has given the organization a unique perspective on the many aspects of the housing crisis.
Broccoli on the plant. Photo taken 11-02-20.
UF scientists finding new way to keep broccoli – and perhaps other vegetables -- fresher, longer
The new UF/IFAS research will help scientists around the world preserve broccoli and other vegetables. It will also help plant breeders find the right genetics for fresher produce. 
Construction on U.S. 90 in Santa Rosa County as Florida Department of Transportation crews work on a bridge reconstruction project over Simpson River.
Florida unemployment rate up slightly in April compared to same time last year
The Florida Department of Commerce released a new report on the state’s unemployment rate, showing that while it has risen slightly from a year ago, it continues to outpace the national average.
The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.
Apopka Area Chamber names new Executive Director of Operations
Jeans Santiago has been promoted from Director of Membership and Business Development to Executive Director of Operations of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. Santiago will also serve as Interim President.
A wake-up call in the fight against hunger
While other metrics show Florida is getting “back to normal” from a business standpoint, statistics on hunger are grim.
Farm Share to lead Florida efforts in nation's largest food drives, encourages Floridians to help “Stamp Out Hunger”
Farm Share, Florida’s largest independent food bank, invites Floridians to participate in the nation’s largest one-day food drive this Saturday, May 11th, by placing a bag of nonperishable food items by their mailboxes.
Duke Energy Florida receives approval to lower rates for the second time this year
The savings are in addition to the $11.29 monthly decrease, or about 6%, that went into effect in January.
Johnny Abreu, owner of Well Painted of Central Florida, with his son, Randy
The value of premium painting services: Why quality matters in your home renovation project
In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the advantages of choosing quality over affordability when it comes to painting services, and why using an established, Apopka-based company is a wise investment for your renovation project.
Eden Crest is a new 300-home development coming to Apopka.
New 300-home development coming to Apopka
Situated on a prime 95-acre tract at 851 South Binion Road, the community, which will be known as Eden Crest, will consist of 300 single-family homes and townhomes.
WOMEN BUILD raises more than $220,000 for Habitat Homes 
This is the 11th Anniversary of WOMEN BUILD. This transformative experience enables women to directly help other women and families in Seminole County and Apopka by raising dollars for and helping to construct Habitat homes. Watch the video and be inspired.
Blackberries in Florida may become even more nutritious in the future
UF/IFAS researchers are trying to breed and grow blackberries, which ripen in April, May and June in the Sunshine State.
Wekiwa Springs ranked as the 11th-best suburb in Orlando
The Wekiwa Springs neighborhood is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban convenience. Now, it has a ranking to match.
Labor Department cites Florida contractor for lack of heat prevention after heat stroke claims 26-year-old worker's life
As average temperatures rise across the U.S., heat illness is a growing safety and health concern for workers indoors and outdoors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that environmental heat exposure claimed the lives of 36 workers in 2021 and 56 in 2020.
Many cities prohibit duplexes and high-rises. Although residents enjoy the extra space, it contributes to housing costs.
Worried about housing shortages and soaring prices? Your community’s zoning laws could be part of the problem
When households pay more than 30% of their income toward housing, the census calls those households “cost-burdened.”
Wallet Hub Study: Apopka ranks #58 in the US as the best small town to start a business
According to Wallet Hub, Apopka is ranked #58 in the United States among small towns for starting a business. The study analyzed 1,334 small towns across the country.
British Swim School is offering a new concept for swimming lessons in Apopka 
British Swim School, the nation’s leading “learn-to-swim” franchise with a stellar 40-year track record, is thrilled to expand its locations with the grand opening on March 25th in Apopka.