February 28, 2015

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/9/2014

› Southern Wine & Spirits contributes $30 million to Step Up For Students Scholarship Program
Step Up For Students is a nonprofit organization that administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, and provides scholarships to lower-income Florida students.

› Duke Energy plans hearing to tout its future power plant
The future of Central Florida's biggest electric utility hinges on a proposed power plant that Duke Energy will unveil Thursday during an open house 90 miles from Orlando.

› Quasar Aeronautics landing in marijuana support business
Donnell Vigil is in the midst of what might be a very dynamic business transition going from an aerospace development and flight school to a medicinal marijuana development company.

› State's long-awaited cruise ship study lays out options facing Tampa Bay
The state's long awaited, long delayed Tampa Bay cruise ship study was finally released Tuesday, laying out the local options for an industry that is increasingly turning toward mega-cruise ships that won't fit under the Sunshine Skyway.

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