October 30, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/11/2013

› New Roads Through Innovation Square will create Pedestrian-Friendly Blocks
Construction has begun on new roads in Innovation Square in Gainesville with a goal of creating small, “walkable” blocks. This framework will facilitate interactions between individuals in the science and technology community.

› Nassau economic board snags award for high performance
The Nassau County Economic Development Board has received an award for being a “high performance” organization. A five-year plan called “Nassau Tomorrow” that launched initiatives to enhance business recruitment and marketing was credited for the high performance.

› Credit card debt drops in S. Florida
As the holiday season approaches when many charge to buy presents, South Floridians have been whittling away their credit card debt. In September, the average credit card balance in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties had dropped $894 from a year ago to $4,470.

› Housing adding jobs in Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida is showing stronger signs of recovery, driven again by retiree demand, according to a national housing and data consulting firm.

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