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Florida peaches. - Julie Branaman

Florida's Peach Industry Grows Sweet And Sassy

In Florida agriculture, citrus has long been king. But take a closer look at the Sunshine State's newest emerging cash crop: the princely peach. Experts say it soon could become a $100 million industry and provide a tasty boon for the state's economy.


Graduate Tampa Bay: HCC's Vet Tech Program Engages Students In Real-World Experiences

About 92 percent of graduates of Hillsborough Community College's veterinary technology program find jobs within a year of graduation, joining one of the nation's fastest-growing career fields.

A dead orange grove along SR 39. - Julie Branaman

Florida Citrus: Taming Wild Stock And Breeding A Legacy

Central Florida Is Ground Zero in the war against citrus greening, where the battle extends from historic groves to university laboratories, hi-tech strategies and the newest innovatons in crop research.


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Tampa Bay Shines, Front Row Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Shines and Front Row Tampa Bay aim to attract investors in the region by showcasing people, places and things that promote civic pride.


Graduate Tampa Bay: Fueling Local Economy By Degrees

Graduate Tampa Bay is a collaborative initiative aimed at growing, nurturing and retaining talent in our region – an effort that could lead to jobs and innovations to fuel the local economy.


What's Working In Cities: Placemaking

"What's Working in Cities'' is a regular series of stories produced by Issue Media Group publications, including 83 Degrees Media, that features people and organizations that are driving change in urban communities. From Campus Martius in Detroit, which now attracts a million visitors yearly, to Pittsburgh's lively Market Square to Tampa's emerging Riverwalk and St. Petersburg's Beach Drive, the focus is on placemaking and public places that are not only well-designed but also meaningful.


What You Want: 83 Degrees Media Reader Survey

When we asked readers why they read 83 Degrees Media, the response was overwhelmingly reaffirming and encouraging, with repeated calls for us to do even more stories about talent, innovation, diversity and environment. "GO! GO! GO!'' says one reader. So we decided to share a sampling of reader comments.


Coastal Caisson: Sustainability Fuels Construction Of New Basements In Florida

Creativity is bustling at Odessa-based deep foundation construction company Coastal Caisson. Using its Cutter Soil Mixer technology, developed by Bauer in 2004, the company has found its specialty incorporating underground construction with sustainable living.


Hernando's RoboSharks Spark Creativity, Teamwork To Stand Tall In World Competition

The four-year-old robotics program at Brooksville's Nature Coast Technical High School has kids immersed in the world of science and technology. These students aren't just making gadgets for competition; they're learning essential leadership and team building skills that will help them stand out in a competitive job market.
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