Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Over 200,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Hurricane Maria
The exodus of Puerto Ricans to Florida following Hurricane Maria has reached a whopping 200,000 in just over two months, obliterating initial conservative estimates that had put the number at 100,000. More from NBC News.
Israeli firm launches U.S. juice business in Winter Garden
There’s a new player in Florida’s citrus juice industry, after Israel-based juice company Prodalim closed on the purchase of a former Louis Dreyfus juice plant in Winter Garden. More from the Orlando Sentinel.
CenterState continues shopping spree for Florida banking business
CenterState Bank is setting the stage to become the largest community banking company in the state of Florida with its two recent acquisitions of Harbor Community Bank and Sunshine Bank. More from the Gainesville Business Report.
Brevard restaurant owners share insights into their business
This week's Taste of Success lecture, sponsored by the Florida Institute of Technology College of Business and School of Arts and Communications, was meant to give business and communications students the opportunity to get first-hand information from area entrepreneurs. More from Florida Today.
Southwest Florida real estate firm surges, adding 30 agents a month
Premiere Plus Realty Co., one of the largest independent real estate companies in Southwest Florida, with more 1,100 agents, recently opened a new office on Marco Island. More from the Business Observer.
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