September 23, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/6/2013

› National Retail Properties reports strong quarter
Orlando-based National Retail Properties reported increases in profits, revenues and funds from operations for its third quarter on Tuesday. The company, which invests in shopping centers, generated $100.6 million in revenue – a 19.8 percent jump when compared with $84.4 million during the same period last year.

› FPL offers perks to help big energy users add jobs
It's not just governments that offer incentives for companies investing and adding jobs these days. Utilities also offer perks, and an innovative program by Florida Power & Light Co. is helping big electricity users grow in the Sunshine State.

› Alachua Conservation Trust wins highest national recognition
The Alachua Conservation Trust recently received the Land Trust Alliance’s National Land Trust Excellence Award, an honor for which it was chosen from a pool of more than 1,700 land trusts across the U.S.

› If light rail comes to Pinellas, how will it serve St. Pete?
Whether to run light rail in a ring around St. Petersburg's downtown, or to send it farther south, delivering workers to the hospitals' and the university's doorsteps, that is the question. Or, rather, one of the questions.

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