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This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University. How does someone get into the medical marijuana business? It’s a booming industry, so the opportunity is calling. According to a report by Leafly and Whitney Economics, Florida cannabis businesses added nearly 15,000 jobs in 2020, and sales […]

Daytona native is a finalist for investment contest BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Michael Lloyd learned the secrets of making and marketing a great sauce from his grandfathers – Merrill Lloyd, the founder of Lloyd’s Electric and one of Daytona Beach’s legendary entrepreneurs – and Archie Faison, who had the ability to make his ribs […]

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and Volusia County have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a working relationship to promote each other’s geographical n business advantages. The goal is to attract more global businesses to Volusia County, bring more Florida-bound cargo through JAXPORT and create high-wage jobs for […]

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Volusia County staff will share the findings of a consultant-led Commercial Space Industry Supply Chain study from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Dennis R. McGee Room at Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive. The study profiles commercial space companies locating near or aboard the Cape Canaveral Spaceport and then characterizes […]

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It is unfathomable that the $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage has not been increased in more than a decade, since 2007. It has remained flat through recession and recovery, through extremely high unemployment rates and much lower ones. Republicans refuse to consider minimum wage increases, and in early March rejected a bill that would […]