Tuesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today.
So said the Old Miami (pronounced "miamuh") crowd in the 1950s when waves of northern Jews began to take over Miami Beach, until then a WASP stronghold. The Jewish immigrants would make the same cry when the Cuban émigrés arrived.
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The new network, which has not yet been named, will be the first English-language network specifically aimed at “English dominant and bilingual Hispanics.” Univision and ABC hope the menu of news stories and lifestyle and entertainment features with a Hispanic focus will appeal to a segment of the population that has grown to more than 50 million. [Source: Miami Herald]
Home builders in South Florida started work on more homes in the first quarter than they did a year ago, according to the Metrostudy research firm. Broward County had 257 housing starts from January through March, up 67 percent from a year ago. In Palm Beach County, there were 255 home starts in the quarter, a 22 percent increase from a year earlier. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]
It’s no snap earning a buck in photography.
That’s especially true now that nearly everyone has a camera in their cellphone.
Still, the number of photographers in this country is forecast to grow by 13 percent between 2010 and 2020. And new players, such as Naples’ StillMotion Studios, are making a big splash, with niche specialties.
[Source: Fort Myers News-Press]
ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:
› Florida Aquarium halfway to $15 million goal after three donations
The Florida Aquarium was expecting a $1 million donation Monday, but came away with more than double that after two anonymous donors pitched in atop a gift from Publix's founding family. This money puts the aquarium halfway toward its Rising Tides Campaign fundraising goal of $15 million, said foundation chairman Tom Hall.
› Dangerous termite arrives in South Florida
A uniquely dangerous termite that tunnels up the sides of houses has turned up in South Florida, leading agriculture officials to organize a campaign to wipe it out before it can spread.
› Lee County leaders trying to bring high-paying jobs
Lee County leaders rolled out their plan to turn the area around Southwest Florida International Airport into an area ripe with high-paying jobs. While it doesn't look like much now, within 10 years it could be the land that takes Lee County into the future with high-paying jobs in the fields of technology, clean energy and bio-medical.
› Miami-Dade growth plan is complete
Now the hard work begins, as community leaders on Monday laid out a blueprint to create 75,000 targeted industry jobs in Miami-Dade County over the next five years.
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