GrowFL announced the 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Wakulla County’s Hydra Engineering & Construction, LLC was one of 50 companies selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.
Hydra Engineering & Construction is an engineering and construction firm headquartered in Crawfordville, Florida with branch offices located in Albany, Georgia, El Paso, Texas and Merritt Island, Florida.
Keep Wakulla County Beautiful was awarded a grant by Zephyrhills Water. The grant was offered through Keep America Beautiful and KWCB was one of only four recipients of the grant in the state of Florida. The grant awarded 30 permanent mount recycle bins which are being placed at water entry points and parks around the county. These bins give access to on the go recycling for visitors and residents who utilize our parks and waterways. The grant is valued at over $20,000.
Bo Lynn’s Grocery in St. Marks has been added to the National Registry of Historic Places. The oldest commercial retail store building still standing in St. Marks had previously been recognized as one of Florida’s Historical Places, BoLynn’s is now one of the elite places throughout the United States of America honored for their rich historical significance.
In 1965 Joy Brown and her family bought Bo Lynn’s Grocery from Bo’s widow who had run the store since her husband’s death in the mid-1950s.
Bo Lynn’s Grocery, St. Marks, Florida