Justine Griffin - Editor, Economy and Growth

Editor, Economy and Growth

I'm a native Floridian who grew up in Pasco County. Prior to becoming an editor, I covered health and medicine and business news at the Times. Before joining the paper in 2015, I worked for the St. Augustine Record, the Sun Sentinel and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where I gained national attention for my retail coverage and for a long-form article I wrote about my experience as an egg donor. I'm a graduate of the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!), where I studied journalism. I'm also an equestrian. My horse's name is Mikey.

  1. Detectives say two people stole $1,000 worth of welding cable on Oct. 30 at Flexential Tampa-North Data Center and fled in a U-Haul truck with a walrus on the side of it.
  2. Now’s the time to nominate your employer for the 14th Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces award program.
  3. Now’s the time to nominate your employer for the 14th Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces award program. Any organization with 50 or more employees in the Tampa Bay area are eligible to participate.
  4. Un McDonald's en Dale Mabry Highway en Tampa el miércoles 12 de mayo de 2021. Caspers Company, con sede en Tampa, anunció el lunes que planea vender todas sus sucursales y franquicias de McDonald's el 1 de octubre.
  5. A McDonald's on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Tampa-based Caspers Company announced Monday it plans to sell all of its McDonald’s locations and franchises on Oct. 1.
  6. This is a breaking news story. Stick with for updates.
  7. A 33-year-old man from St. Petersburg is dead after a high-speed chase ended with a wrong-way crash at the Tampa International Airport, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
  8. Neil Brown, president of the Poynter Institute, has been named co-chairperson of the Pulitzer Prize board.
  9. The Arts and Entertainment Residences in downtown Tampa broke ground on Thursday.
  10. The data startup company Manta announced it raised $35 million in Series B funding.
  11. Grant Shriver is the new CEO and partner of TB12, a health and wellness company founded in part by Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.
  12. Keyuhn Chambers, 41, of Pinellas Park.
  13. Barbizon employee Salina Jones, 41, of Lutz works as an outbound sales representative at the corporate headquarters in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  14. PostcardMania employee Andre Johnson, of Clearwater, left, works with Sammy Boyaxhi, of Clearwater, to finish and package direct-mail postcard advertisements at the small business marketing company on Friday, March 12, 2021, in Clearwater.
  15. JoLynn Schultz, assistant front office manager at the TradeWinds Island Resort is pictured, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in St. Pete Beach.
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  17. An illustration shows the Whole Foods plaza coming to St. Petersburg. The grocery store is under construction.
  18. The Tampa insurance startup Slide, is acquiring $400 million in premiums from St. Johns Insurance Company, adding coverage to an estimated 150,000 policyholders, the company announced Tuesday.
  19. Tim Moore, Vu Technologies co-founder and CEO, poses with the screen at Vu in Tampa, at the former University Mall, in December 2020.
  20. The Original Hooters, at 2800 Gulf to Bay Blvd, in Clearwater, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Hooters, Inc., was incorporated in Clearwater, on April 1, 1983, by six Clearwater businessmen: Lynn D. Stewart, Gil DiGiannantonio, Ed Droste, Billy Ranieri, Ken Wimmer and Dennis Johnson.
  21. A home is for sale "by appointment only" with Keller Williams Realty at 350 Beltrees Street, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin. Tampa is one of the top 10 housing markets in America going into 2022, according to a list compiled by
  22. In this March 23, 2021 file photo, pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange in New York's Financial District. The parent company of St. Petersburg-based First Home Bank began common stock trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “BAFN” Tuesday.
  23. This is a breaking news story. Stick with for updates.

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