October 21, 2014

Tuesday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/22/2013

700,000 Floridians could remain without insurance

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report says Florida’s decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act - often called Obamacare - means that more than 700,000 low-income Floridians could remain uninsured in 2014. More at the Jacksonville Business Journal and the Kaiser Family Foundation.


Boeing plans to move into former shuttle hangar at KSC this spring

The Boeing Co. said today it plans to move into a former shuttle hangar at Kennedy Space Center in the spring of 2014, where it will assemble CST-100 commercial crew capsules. More at Florida Today.


Broward beats other metros in unemployment drop

Profile

Ovations Food Services

ovations
Tampa-based Ovations Food Services manages food and catering operations at more than 120 venues in the United States and Canada, including Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, the Lakeland Center and Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

» Full story

Broward County and Palm Beach’s unemployment rates are dropping faster than it is in any other major metropolitan area, according to a new federal report. For August, the most recent month with updated federal data, the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area saw unemployment plunge to 5.8 percent from 7.7 percent a year before. More at the Miami Herald.


Trade mission yields sales for Florida produce

A recent New Orleans trade mission generated an estimated $28.2 million in immediate sales of fresh Florida produce and other agricultural products and another $49.1 million in projected sales, state Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said in a press statement released Monday. More at the Lakeland Ledger.


Swimming Hall of Fame says it's leaving Fort Lauderdale

The International Swimming Hall of Fame says it won't be calling Fort Lauderdale its home anymore. The hall's board of directors voted unanimously last week to end contract negotiations with the city, director Bruce Wigo said Monday. The current 50-year-old agreement expires in February 2015. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Sports Business
Central Florida 'dreamplex' would give sports venue to disabled

condoAn ambitious Lake County proposal would create the Central Florida "Dreamplex" — a 10-acre athletic-training complex that would cater to a wide range of people with disabilities, both physical and developmental.

» Full story from the Orlando Sentinel


Tags: Daily Pulse

In case you missed it:

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Trend Video Pick

Adam Smith on the final gubernatorial debate
Adam Smith on the final gubernatorial debate

Adam Smith, Political Editor for the Tampa Bay Times, tells you what to watch for in the final debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, which takes place Tuesday night. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Florida's final gubernatorial debate is tonight on CNN. Will you watch it?

  • Yes
  • No

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe