March 30, 2015

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/21/2013

› RNC put an estimated $214 million directly into Tampa Bay area's economy
Last year's Republican National Convention pumped more than $214 million directly into the Tampa Bay area's economy, according to an economic impact study commissioned by the local host committee.

› Sarasota County will exhaust budget reserves by 2016
A huge budget deficit, questions about uncontrolled spending, warnings of a fiscal crisis. No, Congress is not back in session debating the federal budget. The dire scenario came in descriptions from some Sarasota County leaders of the county's finances.

› PODS moving to larger Pinellas County headquarters, creating 40 more jobs
Moving and storage firm PODS Enterprises is moving its Clearwater headquarters to a larger location in the Feather Sound Corporate Center. The company is investing $2.1 million in capital in the expansion, which will create 40 jobs.

› Modernizing Medicine secures $14 million in venture funding
Modernizing Medicine, creator of a cloud-based electronic medical record system for specialized surgical areas, announced Tuesday that it has received $14 million in funding from Summit Partners, a global growth equity investor.

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