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Florida collected $46 billion in sales and gross receipts taxes in 2018

Of the $46 billion in taxes collected by Florida in 2018, 83.7 percent, or $38.5 billion, came from sales and gross receipts taxes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

Motor vehicles and parts industry reports $208.7 billion in Q1 net sales

The motor vehicles and parts industry had $208.7 billion in net sales in the 1st quarter of 2019.

Shipments of mining, oil and gas field machinery manufacturing fall 2.1 percent in June

Shipments for mining, oil and gas field machinery manufacturing decreased $33 million, or 2.1 percent, to $1.6 billion in June, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, which was released in August.

Unfilled orders of iron and steel mills and ferroalloy and steel product manufacturing fall 2.2 percent in April

Unfilled orders for iron and steel mills and ferroalloy and steel product manufacturing decreased $372 million, or 2.2 percent, to $16.16 billion in April, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report before released in August.

Census Bureau: 2.5% of people in Belleair identified as multi-racial in 2017

Of the 3,982 citizens living in Belleair in 2017, 97.5% said they were only one race while 2.5% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Florida Business Daily.

Chemicals and allied products wholesalers report 3.8 percent increase in year-over-year May sales

Sales by chemicals and allied products wholesalers in May 2019 were $11.6 billion, an increase of 3.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Management and technical consulting services industry Q1 net sales up 1.1%

The management and technical consulting services industry’s net sales in the first quarter of 2019 were up 1.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Metals and non-petroleum mineral wholesalers report $35.2 billion in January inventories

Inventories held by metals and non-petroleum mineral wholesalers in January 2019 were valued at $35.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau: 5.1% of people in Belle Isle identified as multi-racial in 2017

Of the 6,686 citizens living in Belle Isle in 2017, 94.9% said they were only one race while 5.1% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Florida Business Daily.

NatBank, National Association in Hollywood receives outstanding rating from feds

NatBank, National Association in Hollywood, Florida received a CRA rating of outstanding in its most recent examination by federal regulators.

Lake Mary ranked 115th in state for resident earnings in 2017

Lake Mary ranked 115th among cities in Florida by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Computer and peripheral equipment industry’s Q1 retained earnings down 52.3%

The computer and peripheral equipment industry’s retained earnings in the first quarter of 2019 was down 52.3 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

$314.6 billion spent on public construction in January 2019

Total construction spending by the public sector for January 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $314.6 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report which was released in August.

Bloomingdale ranked 116th in state for resident earnings in 2017

Bloomingdale ranked 116th among cities in Florida by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Communication construction spending in March hits $23.8 billion

Construction spending on communication structures for March 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $23.8 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report which was released in August.

Census Bureau reports Gulf County population was 16,018 in 2017

Gulf County, Florida had a population of 16,018 people in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Florida Business Daily.

Centerstate Bank of Florida, National Association in Winter Haven evaluated by feds in 2018

Centerstate Bank of Florida, National Association in Winter Haven received a "outstanding" rating from federal regulators in 2018.

Palm Beach Shores ranked 117th in state for resident earnings in 2017

Palm Beach Shores ranked 117th among cities in Florida by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Inventories in search and navigation equipment, defense industry did not change much in April

Inventories for businesses in the search and navigation equipment, defense industry was unchanged over April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in electromedical, measuring and control instrument manufacturing industry climb 0.2 percent in April

Inventories for businesses in the electromedical, measuring and control instrument manufacturing industry increase $38 million, or 0.2 percent, to $15.6 billion in April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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