Thursday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Vacation rentals crackdown could spark conflict in Fort Myers Beach
It's a battle of rights as some people ponder whether short-term vacation rentals should be more closely regulated, in particular by local governments. Two Lee County municipalities took up the matter recently.
› Bill Nelson looks to expand Florida's solar industry through 'Green Banking Act'
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson introduced legislation this week that could further expand the solar industry in Florida by allowing banks to invest heavily in the renewable energy sector, a financial move which is currently banned under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation regulation. See Sen. Nelson's announcement about the legislation, here.
› The Central Florida ale trail
Central Florida’s craft beer scene is growing and it’s easy to lose track of the newest taprooms opening up. That’s why the central Florida Brewers Guild decided to create the Central Florida Ale Trail a self guided map that takes craft beer drinkers to the 18 tap rooms in the area.
› Jeff Vinik plans new venture capital fund and innovation hub at Water Street Tampa
Jeff Vinik says the Tampa Bay area needs a bigger, stronger ecosystem for startup companies, and this week he announced three major initiatives to nurture them.
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