Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
States greet new fiscal year with modest spending growth
Most U.S. states will start their new fiscal year next month with budgets that provide some breathing room both for spending and revenues, according to a semi-annual report released by the National Association of State Budget Officers on Thursday. More at Reuters.
Is inflation lurking out there?
All but absent in recent years, inflation is ticking up. That’s to the delight of those who think it signals a return to economic health, to the worry of others who fear it will disrupt financial markets. More at McClatchy.
Dade to become country’s largest accredited school system
HaulBox takes new twist on storing your extra stuff
The Miami-Dade school system is expected to earn a stamp of approval from the international accreditation organization AdvancED, a distinction that the district says will give students greater access to federal loans and scholarships. More at the Miami Herald.
3 ways to make the most of a trade show
There's perhaps no better forum for launching a startup than a trade show. The mix of distributors, customers, media, and investors make this venue one of the most potent for building your business. More at Business Insider.
South Florida least affordable for housing
Residents of South Florida spend more of their income on housing than people in any other major metropolitan area. The finding, released by the South Florida Regional Planning Council, was one of several showing economic inequities in the tri-county area. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Out of the Box
Yo! Sushi, a British chain of sushi restaurants known for delivering food to its customers on a conveyor belt, is coming to Florida. The new restaurant in the Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota will be the only Yo! Sushi in the United States.
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