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A daily survey of what's hot for Florida business, the economy, and Gov. Scott as he pushes jobs and growth
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SPREAD THE WORD AND FOLLOW "OPENING FLORIDA FOR BUSINESS"

SPREAD THE WORD AND FOLLOW  "OPENING FLORIDA FOR BUSINESS" | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
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Sick economies: What can DNC, RNC expect?

Sick economies: What can DNC, RNC expect? | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
The presidential election is quickly approaching as both major political parties prepare for the upcoming national conventions.

 

"...According to the Help Wanted OnLine series by The Conference Board, Florida online job postings in July led the country in over-the-month growth in job demand by adding 240,000 openings. That’s an increase of nearly 30,000 more jobs compared to July 2011. Who’s hiring? The fields with the most online ads posted were sales and related occupations; health-care practitioners and technical occupations; office and administrative support occupations; and computer and mathematical occupations."

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Scott will work as a shrimper for his 12th workday - The Ledger (blog)

Scott will work as a shrimper for his 12th workday - The Ledger (blog) | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
The Ledger (blog)Scott will work as a shrimper for his 12th workdayThe Ledger (blog)Gov.
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3 Questions: How to Establish a Business in Florida - Patch.com

3 Questions: How to Establish a Business in Florida - Patch.com | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
3 Questions: How to Establish a Business in FloridaPatch.comFor small businesses, the shareholders are usually the directors and officers (and employees). The corporation statute is located by clicking here at Chapter 607, Florida Statutes.
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7 South Florida startups to be showcased during RNC | The Starting ...

7 South Florida startups to be showcased during RNC | The Starting ... | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Seven South Florida companies will be among the 25 Florida high-growth startups that will be showcased at an exhibition highlighting job creation during the Republican National Convention next week.
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Is Gainesville Normal? | The North Central Florida Business Report

Both suggest that while they were lucky in coming to a town with so much enthusiasm for starting a business, the national perspective—the “Gainesville brand,” if you will—still has potential for growth.
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Specialty travel company takes connoisseurs on beercations - Sun-Sentinel

Specialty travel company takes connoisseurs on beercations - Sun-Sentinel | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Sun-SentinelSpecialty travel company takes connoisseurs on beercationsSun-Sentinel"I realized there were many wine tours of Europe, but no beer tours.
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Privatization offers market opportunities - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Privatization offers market opportunities - Tallahassee Democrat (blog) | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Privatization offers market opportunitiesTallahassee Democrat (blog)Swoope said agencies like Enterprise Florida, the public-private economic-development arm for the state and that he heads, could assist the state in paring contracted service...
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U.S. Chamber, RecruitMilitary host S. Fla. job fair for veterans

U.S. Chamber, RecruitMilitary host S. Fla. job fair for veterans | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and RecruitMilitary will host a job fair in Miami for veterans and military spouses.
The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens.
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Florida Awards $530000 in Grant and Tax Incentives for iSirona to Create Jobs - U.S. Politics Today

Florida Awards $530000 in Grant and Tax Incentives for iSirona to Create Jobs - U.S. Politics Today | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Florida Awards $530000 in Grant and Tax Incentives for iSirona to Create JobsU.S.
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Professional, business services lead Florida economic rebound

By Lou Ortiz

 

The state's economy is showing signs of life and growing at "the speed of a tortoise," with professional and business services expected to grow 4.4% over the next four years while construction is projected to make a comeback, starting with a 3.6% increase in 2014, according to projections by the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

 

The Institute for Economic Competitiveness calculated Florida's unemployment rate at 9.4% in April, but when discouraged workers who have dropped out of the job market are accounted for — along with those who are underemployed — the rate jumps to 17.6%.

 

"When the discouraged workers become encouraged to re-enter the job-hunt, this will put upward pressure on the unemployment rate," the report said.

 

Still, the institute's report said that "Florida's economic recovery began in 2010, and the first year of real Gross State Product growth was a tepid 1.4%," totaling $747.7 billion. Projections are that the gross state product will climb to 2.6 in 2013; that will increase to 3.4% in both 2014 and 2015, reaching $912 billion in 2015 and eventually topping $1 trillion in 2017.

 

"Florida's economic future remains bright and economic growth will accelerate in the future," the report said...

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If Florida's recovery is so bland, why is tourism setting records? - Tampa Bay Times

If Florida's recovery is so bland, why is tourism setting records? - Tampa Bay Times | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Despite a tepid economic recovery in Florida, the state's tourism industry enjoys record business.
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In Recovery? Signs pointing to economic rebound in Southwest Florida

In Recovery? Signs pointing to economic rebound in Southwest Florida | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Special report: Tourism is strong. The real estate market is on the mend. Retail and restaurant sales are on the rise. Unemployment is falling. Layoffs have slowed and new businesses are sprouting up, filling empty storefronts.
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Florida scores big on state tax list

If two sure things in the world are death and taxes, then debate about taxes is a close third.


But Florida economic development professionals got some good news this week when the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan research organization, released its 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index.

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Florida Scores Multiple Accolades in New Business Facilities State Rankings Report

Florida Scores Multiple Accolades in New Business Facilities State Rankings Report | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Florida won several national accolades in Business Facilities' new report: #2 Best Transportation Infrastructure, #3 for Workforce Training Leader, #4 Best Business Climate, and #5 Best Business Tax Climate.
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater Endorses 'Five for Florida' Plan

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater Endorses 'Five for Florida' Plan | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Five for Florida outlines policies that, if implemented, will provide a more economically competitive Florida, eliminate political cronyism, expand educational opportunities for our youth, and make government more transparent ...
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AMA Job Bank: Sales Management jobs, Miami jobs, Florida jobs ...

AMA Job Bank: Sales Management jobs, Miami jobs, Florida jobs ... | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Job position for Director Private Labor Operations, F/T with Alpina Foods, LLC.
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Getting an unemployment check in Florida is frustrating ordeal for many - Tampabay.com

Getting an unemployment check in Florida is frustrating ordeal for manyTampabay.comCritics say Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's Legislature are behind a multipronged effort to restrict payments to eligible Floridians.
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Booming Gaming Firm Lands $18 Million Infusion | The North ...

Booming Gaming Firm Lands $18 Million Infusion | The North ... | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
The North Central Florida Business Report Business News | Business Advice | The Business Report. Home · About · The Insider Newsletter · Subscribe · Submissions · Contact · Advertise ...
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In voter-rich Florida, first lady to announce new vet hiring push, highlight ... - Washington Post

In voter-rich Florida, first lady to announce new vet hiring push, highlight ...Washington PostWASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is traveling to the electoral battleground of Florida on Wednesday to announce that 2000 businesses around the country...
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Memorial Healthcare’s quarterly income surges 20%

Memorial Healthcare’s quarterly income surges 20% | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
The Memorial Healthcare System saw its income soar 20 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, although its annual income declined.
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296 Florida Companies Ranked among America's Fastest-Growing, Including #1

296 Florida Companies Ranked among America's Fastest-Growing, Including #1 | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Nearly 300 Florida companies were named to Inc.'s 2012 list of America's fastest-growing private companies, including #1 in the nation, North Miami Beach-based Unified Payments, which experienced 3-year revenue growth of 23,646%.
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Visitors to Florida up 1.3 percent in second quarter, state tourism agency says

Visitors to Florida up 1.3 percent in second quarter, state tourism agency says | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
Florida hosted 1.3 percent more visitors in the second quarter than it did last year, keeping on pace to set a record for tourism in 2012, the state's tourism marketing agency said Thursday.
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Florida Economy Rises In March, Reports Comerica Bank's Florida Economic Activity Index

Florida Economy Rises In March, Reports Comerica Bank's Florida Economic Activity Index | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it

"Florida is gaining economic momentum, as shown by the uptick in our Florida Economic Activity Index for March. Real estate conditions are gradually firming, as buyers take advantage of the very high affordability in residential markets," said Robert Dye, Chief Economist at Comerica Bank. "Tourism activity is picking up and that is helping to stabilize the state economy. However, cuts in federal spending are dragging on the Florida economy as the space shuttle program fades into the history books. A weaker global macroeconomic environment may limit international interest in Florida real estate this year."

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Florida No. 2 in Eyes of CEOs; Business Leaders Say More Work Is Needed | Sunshine State News

Florida No. 2 in Eyes of CEOs; Business Leaders Say More Work Is Needed | Sunshine State News | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it
In the eyes of those who run companies, Florida is now the second best state in which to do business.
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Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US

Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US | Opening Florida for Business | Scoop.it

India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao [who delivered the commencement address at the University of Florida Friday] has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and development in the age of globalisation.

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