August 21, 2017

Thursday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida today

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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

Business Profile

HaulBox takes new twist on storing your extra stuff

A Gainesville startup is giving residents in need of storage space an alternative to renting out an entire unit. HaulBox customers can buy storage space by the box without having to leave home.

» Full story from the Gainesville Sun

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

yo sushiYo! 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.

» Full story from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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How an area destroyed by Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago underwent a radical change
How an area destroyed by Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago underwent a radical change

In the 25 years since it was devastated by Hurricane Andrew, South Miami-Dade has undergone a dramatic transformation from a rural and semi-rural landscape to sprawling suburbia, but improvement has been uneven and unequal.

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