October 2, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/10/2013

› Polk County OK's Tax Abatement for Amazon
The deal gives 10 years of property tax incentives to Amazon, reducing its tax bill by 75 percent if the Seattle-based company decides to open a fulfillment center, as the company calls them, in Polk County.

› Workforce Central Florida still struggles in state rankings
Workforce Central Florida is no longer considered a "high-risk" organization by state officials, but it continues to score poorly on monthly reviews that compare it with other jobs agencies across Florida.

› Hann Powerboats gets order from Air Force
Hann Powerboats Inc. has received a five-year blanket purchase agreement from the Air Force to provide high-performance towable target watercraft. Russell Hann, owner of the south Manatee County-based company, said he already has already supplied the Air Force with 52 of the boats.

› Margaritaville developer officially takes over city parcel
The developer of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort took possession of the city-owned site Tuesday with the blessing of Hollywood officials. "The city has officially turned over the property," Hollywood spokeswoman Raelin Storey said. "It's incredibly exciting to see the redevelopment of this property."

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