October 30, 2014

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| 10/3/2013

› MDC, Goldman Sachs partner to bring $5 million small business program to South Florida
Miami Dade College and Goldman Sachs are teaming up to launch the investment banking firm’s 10,000 Small Businesses program in South Florida. The program, aimed at helping existing companies grow and create more jobs, will be funded with a $5 million grant from Goldman Sachs.

› Plan would use bed tax money to pay for EverBank Field upgrades
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown announced a plan Wednesday to use hotel bed taxes to pay the city's share of $63 million in EverBank Field renovations. "EverBank Field is one of Jacksonville's most important economic development assets," Brown said in making the announcement.

› 25,000 applications received for Hardest Hit Fund's principal reduction program
The $350 million principal-reduction program offered by the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund closed its doors Wednesday after receiving 25,000 applications from underwater homeowners in one week.

› USF Health Service Corps Helps Migrant Farmworkers
When members of USF Health Service Corps help their community, they’re also helping hone their own skills. The group, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is made up of students from across USF Health.

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