September 1, 2014

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/22/2013

› Spanish or English? The dilemma of the booming Hispanic TV market
Since the 1980s, two networks — based in Miami — have been the dominant players in U.S.-based Spanish-language broadcast, battling for the top positions (currently held by Univision.) And with the U.S. Hispanic population projected to double by 2060, advertising revenue is expected to far exceed the $6.3 billion currently spent on advertising to Hispanics.

› Brevard tourism industry faces identity crisis
For more than two decades, Brevard County’s tourism officials have been marketing the region to the world as “Florida’s Space Coast.” But that all could change. They now are considering pushing Cocoa Beach as the focus of marketing, particularly outside of Florida.

› New Gainesville Chamber official aims to create jobs in all areas
Susan Davenport was not looking to leave the Austin (Texas) Chamber of Commerce when Tim Giuliani called to recruit her to his management team. But she was intrigued by his vision for economic development as president and CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. And the more she looked into what Gainesville had to offer, the more it piqued her interest.

› Poll: St. Petersburg needs new ideas for Pier
A Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 and WUSF Radio poll suggests many St. Petersburg residents want to send city officials back to the drawing board to find another plan that would carry on the tradition of a public pier.

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