Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Who controls water standard levels in Florida?
Behind a Florida waterway – behind the turtle sunbathing atop the limestone rock, the water control structure and layers of sawgrass – there’s a backstage of political and business interests. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has control, but the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants it. [Source: WLRN]
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
When a Falcon 20commercial jet flying over Canada’s capital city of Ottawa recently logged the first-ever civilian flight powered by 100% renewable biofuel, the trip marked a triumphant conclusion to six years of research at the Panama City offices of Applied Research Associates.
Popular Science called the flight one of 2012’s most-important science events. Biofuels Digest presented its 2012 Best New Fuel award to the company.
Gulf Power wants to start program to attract businesses
Gulf Power plans to launch a new initiative next month to make Northwest Florida more aggressive in attracting businesses to the region. Hundreds of acres are waiting to be developed by companies looking to open, move or expand in industrial parks and other locations. [Source: Northwest Florida Daily News]
JAXUSA pursuing Chinese business
The JAXUSA Partnership has hired a consultant to pursue business in China looking to expand to the U.S., according to Mike Breen, JAXUSA Partnership International Department senior director. "The Chinese government is encouraging its businesses to expand outside of the country and become more globalized, so there are opportunities there and we want to be a player in that," said Breen. [Source: Jacksonville Daily Record]
» FRIDAY PREVIEW: Coming next week to FloridaTrend.com:
- FloridaSmallBusiness.com: Florida Trend's website for small business - will be all new for 2013, with success stories, advice and resources to boost your business.
- Money Advice : Florida’s wealth managers see opportunity amid uncertainty.
- Florida Icon: Dave Barry tells us: “I’m not a big fan of the Everglades.“
» You'll find all these stories first on the Daily and Afternoon Pulse e-mails.
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