Puerto Rico Would Receive Nearly $1.7B Under Infrastructure Bill
Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón detailed the provisions for Puerto Rico included in the bipartisan infrastructure agreement approved Tuesday in the U.S. Senate. In H.R. 3684, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Puerto Rico is eligible to receive funds to improve highway crossings, and it will also benefit from the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program that will develop broadband capacity.
TOTE's Cathy Sizemore, one of Jacksonville Business Journal's 2021 Women of Influence
Jacksonville's business community — and its community at large — has been shaped for decades by women who have led banks, headed up nonprofits, founded startups and more. For the past 18 years, the Jacksonville Business Journal has sought to honor those women with the Women of Influence award. This award recognizes some of the women whose leadership has helped their companies grow, shaped the next generation and provided a model for the community. This year, out of a near-record number of nominees, the JBJ selection panel has picked 21 women who through their work, words and accomplishments serve as inspirational and influential leaders on the First Coast. The Women of Influence will be feted at an event on Sept. 9, and following we look to share a special edition of the Business Journal dedicated to sharing more about their careers, their goals and their accomplishments.
Congratulations to all the nominees and honorees! To view the entire list, click here.
Meet Brandon Rogers, Network Engineer and Military to Maritime success at TOTE Maritime
The Military to Maritime Initiative connects veterans and active military with jobs in the maritime industry. Meet Brandon Rogers, a Florida Air National Guard for 12 years and counting, and Network Engineer for TOTE.
#DidYouKnow that if stood on end, one of TOTE's Marlin Vessels would be twice as tall as the tallest building in #PuertoRico? The Caribbean Sea View building in Isla Grande, is 334 feet tall! Our ship would actually rise 430 feet above the top of the Caribbean Sea View building! This means that #TOTE delivers 20,500 metric tons of cargo! (Twice a week, too)
Florida Maritime Partnership (FMP) and why it matters
The Florida Maritime Partnership (FMP) advocates for the state’s vibrant domestic maritime industry which represents 66,000 American jobs and total annual economic impact of $14.6 billion. Their diverse membership includes vessel owners and operators, shipboard and shoreside workers, shipbuilders and repair yards, equipment manufacturers and vendors, dredging and marine construction contractors, numerous maritime associations and national security organizations that all recognize a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for America’s economic, national, and homeland security. See more of how the maritime industry is impacted within the State of Florida.