Reefer Madness was a compelling film for its time that focused on what is touted as the scourge of marijuana, but times are changing and South Jersey is embracing the cannabis industry, positioning itself as a leader in the multibillion-dollar sector that will soon match the economic impact of the craft beer industry.
Amidst a national labor shortage that has hit the hospitality industry particularly hard, South Florida hotels are making the best of a bad situation.
The Colonial Gas Pipeline, which stretches some 5,500 miles from Texas to New Jersey and pumps over 3 million barrels of gasoline a day, suffered a ransomware attack that locked down it’s production late last week and sent gas prices higher in some areas. Does that mean it’s time to start hoarding gas in Florida? Not so fast, says Port Everglades’ CEO.
4. opens in a new windowRaleigh-Durham International Airport expands services and leads the Triangle’s recovery
While the Raleigh-Durham International Airport still sits below pre-pandemic numbers, the airport’s continuing expansion of services hints at a thriving summer.
5. opens in a new windowTelework thrives in Tampa Bay but residents still want better transportation options
The acceleration and adoption of remote work capabilities has been a silver lining throughout the pandemic, a moment in time that stress-tested the viability of the work from home structure. In Tampa Bay, the market has been touted as one of the best places for remote working in 2021 by SmartAsset. However, while the mainstream adoption of remote work will likely continue to redefine corporate cultures well after COVID-19 is contained, local residents strongly support continued investments in Tampa Bay’s regional transit system.
Palm Beach has long been known as a retail oasis. After the COVID-19 pandemic’s e-commerce boom suggested an end for many brick and mortar stores, in-person retailers braced for the spring season. However, between the helpful influx of new Florida residents, visitors and long-time residents alike seeking an outlet and a wardrobe refresh, retail has surged and people are again walking Palm Beach’s shopping strips.