September 30, 2014

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More innovative startups calling Florida home

It’s exciting to watch the entrepreneurial landscape grow not only in Silicon Valley but also elsewhere throughout the United States. Florida is just one of many states with a healthy entrepreneur eco-system. Florida’s startup landscape is vibrant, diverse and worth taking a look at. [Source: Small Business Trend]

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The Amendments
Florida's Constitution
Your guide to learning more about the Florida's 2012 proposed amendments that will be on the ballot in November.

Amendment 1 - Health Insurance Mandates
Amendment 2 - Veterans Tax Relief
Amendment 3 - Budget-Taxes
Amendment 4 - Property Tax Breaks
Amendment 5 - Judicial Reform
Amendment 6 - Abortion Restrictions
Amendment 8 - Religious Funding
Amendment 9 - Surviving Spouses Tax Relief
Amendment 10- Small Business Tax Break
Amendment 11 - Senior Homestead Tax Exemption
Amendment 12 - Student Representation

Will $4 a gallon gas be the new normal?

Accustomed to seeing gas prices come down when vacations end and kids go back to school, Florida consumers are instead feeling another pinch as costs bubble upward. Even more ominously, experts contend typical post-Labor Day price dips may not occur anytime soon — perhaps even for the rest of 2012. [Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune]


Citrix named a top innovator

Fort Lauderdale’s Citrix made the new Forbes list of the world’s most innovative companies. Forbes said it bases the list on how investors measure each company’s “innovation premium” — essentially the gap between what a company is worth and the cash it’s generating at the moment. Read more from the Miami Herald and Forbes.


» FRIDAY PREVIEW: Coming next week to FloridaTrend.com:

  • Health Care Trends: Florida Trend examines innovations in Florida health care, prominent training facilities, the effects of the new health care law, telemedicine and more.
  • Prioria Robotics: University of Florida startup Prioria Robotics makes smart unmanned aerial vehicles for military, civil and commercial uses, a market expected to expand rapidly in the next few years.
  • Navizon: A Miami Beachcompany has introduced technology that tracks people indoors strictly through the wi-fi signals emitted by their mobile devices.

» You'll find all these stories first on the Daily and Afternoon Pulse e-mails.


Investment Trends
empire state building

The future ownership of New York's iconic Empire State Building rests in the hands of a little-known group: small investors like Aaron and Sima Aihini of Boynton Beach. The couple, now in their 80s, bought a $10,000 stake decades ago in what was then the world's tallest building. About 3,000 investors like the Aihinis will soon be asked to vote on whether to approve a plan by the building's well-heeled operators to sell stock on Wall Street in the Empire State and 18 other buildings.

» Full story from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

» Backstory from the Wall Street Journal

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Making Waves: Creating a Global Culture of Innovation
Making Waves: Creating a Global Culture of Innovation

As a modern inventor, Amish Parashar shares his unique insights into the importance of innovation culture, a movement that has defined great companies such as Google and Apple.

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