February 18, 2018

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| 2/5/2018

› Plantation construction software company bought by global company for $500 million
Plantation-based construction software company e-Builder has been acquired by a Silicon Valley company for $500 million in cash. “We wanted to be a Silicon Valley company in South Florida, and now we are,” said Ron Antevy, co-founder and CEO of e-Builder.

› Topgolf, Andretti, I-Drive 360 energize corporate events in Orlando
Large new attractions such as Topgolf, Andretti Indoor Karting and I-Drive 360 have re-energized competition for corporate events in Orlando, and offer fresh selling points to attract convention business.

› How could Jeffrey Loria claim no profits on his $1.2 billion sale of the Miami Marlins?
Jeffrey Loria sold his baseball team for about $1 billion more than he paid for it, so how can he be telling the county and the city he owes nothing from a 2009 profit-sharing deal requiring him to turn over 5 percent of any sale proceeds to the public?

› Study puts St. Pete-Clearwater airport’s economic impact at $1 billion
The runways at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are busier than ever, and a new study says those flights translate into thousands of local jobs and more than $1 billion a year in economic impact. Volaire Aviation Consulting did the study late last year for the airport, which is a division of Pinellas County government. See top findings from the study here.

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