January 31, 2015

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/29/2014

› University of Miami medical school partners with biotech firm
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine announced a partnership with Boston-based biopharmaceutical firm Berg to collaborate on drug research and development.

› USDA snnounces $150 million investment fund for rural businesses
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a $150 million fund the agency will use to invest in small rural businesses. The fund establishes a new Rural Business Investment Program with a new wrinkle for investment in rural ag-related companies.

› Florida sheriffs campaigning against medical marijuana
The Florida Sheriff's Association is set to make a large push against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November.

› Smart City Startups event in Miami brings minds to table to solve urban woes
Dozens of startups from around the world participated in last week’s inaugural two-day Smart City Startups event, a gathering of social entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and urban leaders looking at how to help startups build smart cities.

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