DID YOU KNOW? Volusia County’s 2012 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of almost $13 billion is driven by more than 13,000 reporting businesses’ paying out more than $5 billion in wages a year.


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JetBlue to offer flights from New York City's JFK to Daytona Beach Int'l Airport in Feb 2016 / Headline Surfer®JetBleue to offer flights between JFK & Daytona Beach Int'l Airport / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Daytona Beach International Airport is getting a third air carrier in JetBlue in February 2016, to compliment Delta and US Airways.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Central Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport will become a new destination for New York City's JFK Airport-based a year from now, the air carrier announced Friday.

The carrier will operate daily service from Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA code JFK) to Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), using Airbus A320 jets configured with 150 or 165 seats.

And nobody in Volusia County government is happier with the news than first-term County Chair Jason Davis, who put a premium on economic development and tourism as major points in his 2012 election campaign. 

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Daytona International Speedway hawking Daytona 500 tickets on Facebook / Headline Surfer®Graphic for Headline Surfer® /
At left is an example of the ongoing ad campaign on Facebook by Daytona International Speedway to push ticket sales for the Feb. 22 running of the Daytona 500. Multiple Speedway videos inside featuring Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Like a used-car salesman, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood, III, has been talking about the new wider plastic seats installed as part of the $400 million Daytona Rising. And he's turned to Facebook to put fannies in those seats, even though a sellout is iffy.

So DIS has turned to Facebook. Yes, Facebook. Imagine the ridicule the NFL would face for pushing Superbowl tickets on the the social media site. After all, the Daytona 500 is billed as the Superbowl of NASCAR.

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