Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida job market tough for teens and young adults
South Florida may be terrific for spring breakers but it's hasn't been such a great place for teenagers and young adults to find a job, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. More at the South Florida Business Journal and the Tampa Bay Times.]
» See the full report here.
|EMPLOYMENT rates for teens and young adults in Florida|
|Cape Coral - Fort Myers||2012||25.2%||62.9%|
|Lakeland - Winter Haven||2012||22.2%||53.7%|
|Miami - Fort Lauderdale - Pompano Beach||2012||20.8%||57.7%|
|North Port - Bradenton - Sarasota||2012||25.6%||70.2%|
|Orlando - Kissimmee - Sanford||2012||22.1%||64.8%|
|Palm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville||2012||21.9%||56.6%|
|Tampa - St. Petersburg||2012||23.0%||59.8%|
Column: Why luck has nothing to do with business success
True luck plays only a small part in running a successful business. Successful business owners make their own luck by working hard, staying focused on their goals, and making the tough decisions required to grow and succeed. More at the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Same-sex marriages expected to boost travel, hospitality industries
Growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriages in the United States and around the globe will fuel the travel and hospitality industries and boost spending by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers, experts say. More at Reuters.
Space Florida, S3 sign agreement for use of Shuttle Landing Facility
Aerospace company Swiss Space Systems (S3) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Space Florida for future use of the Shuttle Landing Facility and associated infrastructure for its flight operations, slated to begin in 2015 with zero gravity flights. More at the Orlando Business Journal.
AvMed makes it three in a row for customer satisfaction
J.D. Power has ranked AvMed the highest in member satisfaction among Florida health plan providers for the third consecutive year. In the 2014 Customer Satisfaction Study, AvMed grabbed the top regional score in a tie, securing the honor for its renowned member-focused efforts. More from the Gainesville Business Report.
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