Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Construction, tourism lead Florida recovery
Florida’s GDP is expected to jump to 3 percent this year, led by stronger construction activity and continued growth in tourism, according to a report from BMO Economics. It’s a stark contrast to a few years ago, said Dave Maraman, regional president, Florida BMO Harris Bank. One key difference is employment rates. More at the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Celebrity Cruises launches 'Top Chef' cruises
Celebrity Cruises has partnered with Bravo's "Top Chef" to offer cruises featuring former contestants of the Emmy-winning show. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in complimentary cooking demonstrations, the show's famous, interactive Quickfire Challenges and other activities. More at the South Florida Business Journal.
10 Ways Companies Drive Away Talent
"It's all behind us," said Susan D. McGregor, president and general manager at RoboVault. "The facility is being run in a very appropriate way with strong commitment to the security of our clients' assets."
If there’s one word that’s almost certain to appear somewhere on every business’s website, that word is talent. Companies of every size love to talk about talent! They can talk about talent all day long. Talk is cheap. More at Forbes.
Brevard Workforce to get new name
Brevard Workforce, the agency that helps the unemployed find work and also assists others in re-training, soon will a new name. Beginning Monday, it will be known as CareerSource Brevard. More at Florida Today.
Miami entrepreneur rocks out with crowdfunding campaign
Musician-entrepreneur David Packouz created a guitar pedal drum machine and started out trying to raise $75,000 on Indiegogo. But when the campaign ended, he raised $349,236 from 1802 crowdfunders. More at the Miami Herald.
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