April 16, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/13/2013

› UF students from Orlando attract venture capital with high-tech startup
At a time when many high-tech startups in Florida can't seem to raise a dime, a couple of 22-year-old entrepreneurs from Orlando have tapped a six-figure investment they hope will help put their young company on the map.

› Medical practices find it a healthy time to expand
Several Brevard County medical practices say now is the time to undergo expansions to meet the demand for health care. The Space Coast’s growing population of baby boomers and the impending Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — often referred to as “Obamacare”—are contributing to the need.

› COLUMN: Incentives arms race isn't good business
Florida's elected officials can be generous to a fault – at least with your money. They're particularly gracious handing out incentives and tax breaks to companies and organizations dangling the prospect of jobs. Even if the company plans to add jobs without an incentive.

› Home sales statistics healthier in Florida
Closed sales of existing single-family homes rose 10.2 percent statewide in the first quarter of 2013 over the comparable period last year, Florida Realtors reported.

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