Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Crunch time to refill film incentives wallet
With fewer than two weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, it’s crunch time for efforts to reinvigorate Florida’s film tax incentive program, and near the end of a statewide push that drew the state’s film industry together. More at Miami Today.
» Florida's film industry: A regional roundup
Developer wants to take control of three Miami streets
The developers of the massive, multiblock Miami Worldcenter complex are asking the city to turn over sections of three downtown streets for inclusion in the project, raising sharp objections from some nearby business owners and activists who call the proposed deal a giveway. More at the Miami Herald.
Southern banks getting better, but regulators still have concerns
1935 Keys hurricane upgraded to strongest on record
A National Hurricane Center reanalysis shows it was more powerful than Hurricane Camille, which for 45 years was listed as the mightiest storm on record to slam the continental United States.
Banks in the Southeast region are recovering from the recession nicely, although not as quickly in Florida and Georgia, according to regulators from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital CEO is leaving
Gwen MacKenzie, the popular and powerful CEO of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, is leaving after 10 years to lead five Michigan-based health systems owned by Ascension Health. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
UF students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition
How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus. More at UF News.
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