April 19, 2015

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/4/2013

› How Drugs May Be Helping Miami’s Real Estate Rebound
For 18 months straight South Florida home prices have been rising. One reason is cash. For every 10 homes sold in July in our region, seven were bought with cash: no mortgage, no credit check.

› End of incentives for Florida film industry could prove costly
Central Florida has been center stage for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. But some of those in the industry worry the spotlight is burning out.

› Popup retail to take over Channelside storefronts for Tampa Bay Fashion Week
Retail is coming to Channelside Bay Plaza, but not in the form of permanent stores that the struggling center needs. As part of Tampa Bay Fashion Week, organizers are setting up temporary, popup stores in vacant storefronts along Channelside Drive.

› South Florida isn't in Latin America -- but it's the best place for doing business there
The business magazine America Economia has ranked South Florida as the best place to do business in Latin America. South Florida was ranked first for infrastructure, regional platform for global business, corporate executive safety, corporate executive prestige, green city standards and best in executive salary to cost of living ratio.

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