October 1, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

› Port of Tampa CEO ruminates on the his time at the helm
Richard Wainio said goodbye to the Port of Tampa on Friday. He has been credited with diversifying the port, modernizing its infrastructure and guiding it through the economic downturn and a rapidly changing cargo market. But Wainio also spent the past few years at odds with a vocal group of dissatisfied port tenants.

› Economic developers say Digital Domain cash didn’t go through normal safeguards
The collapse of movie effects company Digital Domain Media Group was the biggest flop of a state-supported company in the history of Florida job incentives, and it’s a debacle that promises to bring more scrutiny to the practice of giving taxpayer money to private employers.
» Backstory: Digital Domain closes Florida studio, CEO resigns

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› Forum aims to help Florida better match ideas with money
The Angel Forum of Florida wants to help fledgling businesses find support somewhere between the level of friends and family and larger-scale venture capital.

› Want to rent a gator? Florida attraction can help you out
Alligators have been calling Florida home since before the first humans arrived, but lately they're expanding their range into some unlikely places — such as the waiting room of a doctor's office.

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