Florida growth to top 300,000 people a year

Florida will continue growing by more than 300,000 people a year and will top 22 million residents in 2022, according to a report posted online this week by state economists. The Demographic Estimating Conference updated population forecasts through April 1, 2024 and showed steady growth during the multi-year period. Read the full story

24 Small and Rural Florida Communities to Share $16.2 Million for Infrastructure

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday $16.2 million in awards for 24 small and rural communities across the state through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), helps communities fund infrastructure improvements and housing rehabilitation. The Florida Small Cities Community Development Block…