Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida business owners expect gains in 2014
There's an abundance of confidence in the local economy among Florida business owners surveyed by BMO Harris Bank. Ninety-six percent of those polled said they expect their own businesses to either grow or stay at the same level in 2014. More at the Tampa Bay Business Journal and see the full results from BMO Harris Bank.
Megayachts may have trouble reaching boat show berths
An environmental project linked to the PortMiami expansion may be blocking the route megayachts take to Indian Creek berths for next month’s annual Yacht & Brokerage Show. More at the Miami Herald.
What does IT mean? It means 'It's Time'
Information Technology is back. After the dot-com bubble burst in the 1990s, highly paid IT workers grew discouraged when startups failed, employment prospects dried up and salaries plunged. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, IT job creation is on a strong upward trajectory. More at the Florida Times-Union.
Cuba Standard merges with CubaNews
Cuba Standard, a Tampa Bay-based online publication, is merging with Miami-based CubaNews. Cuba Standard, a well-respected source of Cuban business and economic news, and CubaNews will become totally digital as of March. More at the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Warren Henry Automotive Group grows through 4 decades of change
His father launched the first Toyota store in Florida in 1965, and his son now is helping plan what will be one of the largest eco-friendly car dealerships in the state. In four decades in the auto business, South Florida dealer Warren Henry Zinn has seen huge changes. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
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