October 20, 2014

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| 10/15/2013

› West Orange sportsplex could get kick-start from soccer deal
Funding shortfalls, a rotten economy and even endangered skinks have conspired to block Commissioner Scott Boyd's goal of building a sports complex on about 220 acres in west Orange County. Now he's seizing on the campaign to bring Major League Soccer to Orlando to boost the stalled $37 million project.

› Amazon fulfillment center in Tennessee offers look at what to expect for Hillsborough's
Hillsborough County officials couldn't wait to announce that Amazon sealed a deal last week to open a distribution center in Ruskin, bringing 1,000 jobs to the region. But what will actually happen within the walls of that 1.1-million-square-foot box and what benefits will it bring?

› Airports seek improvement dollars elsewhere as federal fiscal woes deepen
The nation’s airports once counted on billions of dollars in federal grants to upgrade their facilities, but in an increasingly uncertain fiscal environment, some would prefer to leave the money on the table and leverage their own resources instead.

› Orange convention center gets high 'green' rating
The Orange County Convention Center has received a prestigious energy-saving certification, making it the largest such exhibit hall to obtain a gold standard seal for green building design. County officials announced Monday the center had been awarded the gold level of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.

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