Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Factory orders surge record 10.5 percent in July
Times poll: Rick Scott leads Charlie Crist, 41-36
Republican Gov. Rick Scott has opened up a 5-point lead over Democratic rival Charlie Crist as a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll finds Florida voters mostly optimistic about the state's economic direction but decidedly sour on their gubernatorial choices. More at the Tampa Bay Times.
Agritourism picking up a slice of Miami’s tourism market
Thousands of visitors flock to South Dade every year for an experience that has nothing to do with beaches or nightclubs. For those who host them, it’s all about redefining what it means to vacation in Miami through the area’s diverse agriculture. More at the Miami Herald.
FSU interim president applies for permanent job
Florida State University interim president Garnett Stokes is seeking the post even though there are high-profile politicians such as State Sen. John Thrasher already seeking the position. More at the AP.
Global firm seeking Miami trade hub
One of the globe’s largest industrial property owners is seeking to create a foreign trade zone magnet hub in Northwest Miami-Dade County. Prologis operates 574 million square feet of industrial logistics real estate property in 21 countries. More at Miami Today.
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