Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida's unemployment rate remains unchanged
Florida's unemployment rate continues to remain the same as it has been for most of the year. New jobless numbers released on Friday show that the rate for July was 6.2 percent. That's the same rate it was the previous month. More at the AP and the Tampa Bay Times.
Ranchers hoping state will help preserve land
Ranch owners and conservation groups are hoping to capitalize on an expected influx of state tax revenue into Florida Forever to expand on the extensive corridor of preserved lands in eastern Sarasota County. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
LearnerNation chosen as Endeavor company
Endeavor, the global nonprofit organization that selects, mentors and accelerates high-impact entrepreneurs as a means to significant job creation, has selected LearnerNation‘s cofounders Michael McCord and Michael Laas as Endeavor Entrepreneurs. More at the Miami Herald.
Firms lobbying Florida Legislature collected millions
With industries ranging from casinos to taxicabs looking to influence the Legislature, new reports offer a glimpse of the millions of dollars in fees that lobbying firms collected during the second quarter of the year. More at the Florida Times-Union.
Google and NOAA to map Florida reefs
Google Maps is taking its users off the beaten path in Florida - way off. A new feature will allow Internet users on Google’s “street view” to explore the coral reef off the Florida Keys. More at the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
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