August 28, 2014

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| 11/11/2013

› Engineer's firm still has no car on market
In July 2011, it was hard for R.J. Scaringe to keep out of the headlines. NASA’s space shuttle program was coming to an end, and the then-28-year-old Scaringe, who had recently started a new automobile company called Rivian Automotive, was being described to media outlets all over the world as the next best thing on the Space Coast.

› What Florida’s Graduation Rates Say About Opportunity In Our State
Florida doesn’t offer as much opportunity to its young people as other states do. That’s according to new research from Opportunity Nation. The bipartisan organization compiles an index of community characteristics to measure how people’s zip codes affect their quality of life.

› Coconut Creek tech firm boosts online sales for multinationals
When Best Buy wanted to attract more buyers to its Spanish-language websites in the United States and Mexico, it turned to MotionPoint Corp., a technology company based in Coconut Creek. When Amtrak wanted to set up a U.S. website in German to serve the large flow of German tourists who like to travel by rail and plan their trips here ahead of time, it called MotionPoint.

› He's the new face directing Gainesville consultants ECT
New president Bob Kloepfer says Environmental Consulting & Technology is well-positioned to grow as it serves a growing U.S. power production industry and as it serves manufacturing that returns to the U.S. as energy costs drop.

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