December 19, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/23/2013

› Land, office space supply starting to shrink
Demand from relocating and expanding companies for office and industrial space in South Florida picked up in 2013, and next year is expected to be even stronger as companies finally move forward with building or leasing plans.

› State fines computer contractor over unemployment system mess
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Friday that it will not pay Deloitte Consulting a $3 million installment payment and has instituted a $15,000 per business day penalty against the contractor for its "failure to deliver a fully functioning online computer system" for filing unemployment in the state.

› Jacksonville will offer up to $50,000 for retailers that set up shop downtown
In its first action to put some money behind its redevelopment mission, the Downtown Investment Authority board voted last week to put $750,000 in a “retail enhancement program” targeting the Northbank.

› SeaWorld launches 'Blackfish' counterattack in ads
After months of dismissing "Blackfish" as activist propaganda, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. today is launching a more aggressive counterattack on the critical documentary. The Orlando-based theme-park company has placed full-page ads in eight of the country's largest newspapers, making a passionate case for the importance of displaying killer whales in captivity.

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