April 19, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/5/2013

› Flood insurance changes run into resistance
Just a year after Congress imposed significant changes in the government’s oft-criticized flood insurance program, howls of protest from homeowners facing higher premiums have coastal lawmakers pressing for delays that would preserve below-cost rates.

› Fort Myers motel's new owners hope customers like building from earlier era
Another long-vacant downtown Fort Myers landmark has been sold as the area’s battered commercial real estate market slowly recovers. Now the new owners plan to restore the 31-room motel to its former status as a somewhat quaint alternative for business travelers and snowbirds alike.

› Bradenton's Intertape Polymer moving headquarters to Sarasota
Intertape Polymer Corp. will move its 115-employee U.S. corporate headquarters from Bradenton to Sarasota County next month. The Canadian company, a major manufacturer in the packaging industry, outgrew the space in Bradenton it has occupied the past 16 years, chief executive officer Greg Yull said Wednesday.

› Jabil Circuit considers building headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg
Jabil Circuit is considering building a new worldwide headquarters near Tropicana Field, a five-block project that would help transform downtown St. Petersburg.

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