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Bagged clams at Cedar Key research facility.
Sun Ray Venus Clams
Empty clam shells on display.
Sun Ray Venus Clam variety.
Clam research assistant at the Shellfish Aquaculture Research and Education Facility in Cedar Key, Reggie Markham.
The small waterfront community of Cedar Key in Levy County, has proven to be one of Florida’s most adaptable communities. The town has survived major hurricanes in the past as well as changes in the seafood industries because of regulations. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Elizabeth Odom reports how this clam farming town has fared against the rain from tropical system Isaac.
The University of Florida received a grant of more than $8 million to create a technology business incubator at the Florida Innovation Hub.
The Hal Brady Recreation Complex in Alachua and Champions Park in Newberry are hosting teams for the Babe Ruth League World Series. Sixty-one teams will compete in various tournament styles beginning on July 31 and ending with the championship games on August 4.
Off The Griddle is one of the food trucks in Gainesville that provide alternative dining options. Michael Musoke, owner of Off The Griddle, said the trucks cost between $20,000 to $100,000, which is less than it would to open and maintain a restaurant.
Florida’s tax-friendly laws and Gainesville’s status as a college town makes it an attractive location for tech companies.
Local restaurants reaped the benefits following the growth of Gainesville’s food truck culture. Wholly BBQ Café and Cimplify use their proximity to food truck rally locations as ways to competitively increase their customer numbers during events.