October 25, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/3/2013

› Tourism agency Tampa Bay & Co. picks new leader
Tampa Bay & Co., Hillsborough County's publicly funded, privately run tourism agency didn't have to go far to find its new president and chief executive officer. Santiago Corrada, chief of staff for Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, was hired Tuesday.

› As tourism season nears a close, Suncoast numbers look strong
Tourism officials on the Suncoast say it's been a busy visitor season, and many business owners say it's been the best year since the recession. And it’s not just how many visitors are coming, but how much they're spending.

› Miami-Dade commissioners override mayor’s MIA baggage-wrap vetoes
Miami-Dade commissioners upheld their decision to award a lucrative Miami International Airport baggage-wrap contract Tuesday, overriding a pair of vetoes by Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The 11-1 vote marked the first time in Gimenez’s young administration that the board, flexing its collective political muscle, dismissed his executive action.

› Spring training games bring record crowds
A pair of Major League Baseball teams that call Southwest Florida home for spring training shattered attendance records this year, fulfilling predictions by tourism and sports officials.

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