August 29, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/28/2014

› Mobile payment company targets Miami with Spanish version
A Spanish-language version of mobile payment technology used by retailers like Starbucks and Whole Foods Market is specifically targeting Hispanic people in South Florida.

› Council for Economic Outreach talks of doubling number of projects
After the economic development arm of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce met its economic development goals halfway through its five-year plan, the group is starting early on its next plan, which promises to be a lot more ambitious in how many jobs are created and how much money is invested.

› Jacksonville Sports Council formed to showcase city as sports destination
From the Jacksonville Jaguars, to being a neutral site for the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs to face off, to t-ball — the City of Jacksonville, Gator Bowl Sports and the JAX Chamber want Jacksonville to be a global stage for sports.

› Donation of $2.5 million boosts renovation of UM Jewish center
It’s one of the first buildings that visitors see when arriving on campus, but the University of Miami Hillel center is also sorely in need of a makeover. Built in 1953, the building has become “outdated, obsolete and rundown.”

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