December 21, 2014

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| 12/20/2013

› Commentary: Citrus Bowl transformation involves much more than national title game
The recent announcement that Tampa will host the 2017 college football national title game ratchets up the pressure on Orlando to make things happen across the I-4 corridor. FCS officials will get things rolling by submitting a bid this summer for the 2018 and 2019 title games. But the Citrus Bowl makeover is a bit more complicated than that.

› Envision Alachua Produces Local Jobs
Delivering on requests from the community that the company target local workers for employment opportunities arising from Envision Alachua, Plum Creek has hired 10 Alachua County residents to install road signs as public notice of the company’s pending land-use-change application to Alachua County.

› Nonprofit, investment banking firm team up to offer new funding network
The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research and Dawson James Securities have teamed up help Florida’s promising innovative companies, from early stage through Initial Public Offering.

› Liberty group sues Tampa Port Authority over scuttled Channelside deal
Liberty Channelside LLC, which tried to buy Channelside Bay Plaza over the summer, has filed suit in federal court alleging that the Tampa Port Authority sabotaged and then scuttled the Liberty deal so that the port could strike its own deal for the waterfront complex.

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