Northwest Florida’s recreational boating industry took it on the chin during the recession and the 2010 Gulf oil spill. But boating enthusiasts are returning to the water again, keeping docks, marinas and boat sales offices busy this summer.
Once the mainstay of Northwest Florida agriculture, cotton today is undergoing a slight rebirth. Jackson and Santa Rosa counties account for two-thirds of the state’s cotton production these days. But how long will it last? Depends on the market for it.