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July 23, 2018

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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.

VR for Social Good

floridaBy partnering with researchers and entrepreneurs, UF students and professors test virtual reality's ability to solve problems and improve lives

» More from UF News.


Out of the Box
Knockerball N’ Ninjas

florida originalsThe future of retail is all about seeing older malls in different ways. A new business in Sarasota has transformed a 30,000-square-foot space into a hub for athleticism and even a little silliness

» Read more from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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Every day, for five weeks,  175  kids from across the world have been participating in the Next Generation Ballet Summer Intensive camp at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in downtown Tampa. 

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