August 22, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/19/2014

› Commercial real estate making strides despite office vacancies
Office vacancies remain elevated across Palm Beach County, though space in some of the most desirable buildings is becoming scarce. Palm Beach County's vacancy rate dipped to 19.8 percent in 2013 from 21.6 percent the year before.

› Collector car auction breaks sales record
Auctions America generated more than $21 million in sales at its collector car auction in Fort Lauderdale this past weekend, making it the most successful event in South Florida for the company.

› Sarasota County tweaks rules on rural growth
Developers looking to build a village in east Sarasota County may soon be able to do so on smaller pieces of land and count stormwater ponds and lakes toward the county’s open space requirement.

› Miami-Dade commission approves Jackson Health System employee bonus
Jackson Health System employees should see a 2 percent bonus in their paychecks in about two weeks after Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday approved a series of contracts with labor unions representing workers at the county’s public hospital network.

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