Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
How Trump’s trade war could affect Florida
With the trade war with China officially under way Friday, Florida businesses are bracing for the impact. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which strongly opposes the tariffs, says the hit could be $112 million, including aluminum scrap, lobsters and crawfish. More from the Tampa Bay Times.
Hacking for a cause: Orlando tech pros to help nonprofits
Orlando’s tech community is taking a shot at helping nonprofit organizations and social groups. Leaders of local agencies in need will share with local technology leaders problems that could use a tech-centric solution at the first meeting of the Momentum group on Monday. More from the Orlando Sentinel.
Boynton Beach incubator and commissary cooking up new food businesses
A Boynton Beach food incubator and a nearby commissary kitchen have been cooking up new food businesses for the community. One of them even went on to appear — and win money — on TV’s “Shark Tank.” More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Report: Tampa tech salaries are mediocre
The Tampa -St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had an average tech employee salary of $83,550 a year in 2017, according to a new survey from business.org, a financial analysis website. While that salary is considerably higher than the overall average salary in Florida and the Tampa MSA, in the land of tech, it’s mediocre, at best. More from the Business Observer.
Data deadline met, Florida charges ahead to make its efforts count for citizens
Officials in Florida have finished the first stage of cataloging state data streams on time, and though work is already underway on subsequent phases, the state’s top data official said the process will be “ongoing” as agencies gain a deeper awareness of the information they possess and work to leverage it. More from Government Technology.
New doctoral degrees for professionals in Education and Criminal Justice
Saint Leo University offers two new doctoral degrees for working professionals: Doctor of Education and Doctor of Criminal Justice. Both offer a low-residency, blended format. A limited amount of classroom time is required during the residencies so that students will make meaningful face-to-face connections with faculty and fellow classmates, and then complete the majority of coursework online. [Sponsored report]
The name of the company in which Jeff Vinik recently invested $12 million is Dreamit Ventures, but its latest initiative is focused on the stuff of nightmares: Cyber attacks. Physical threats. Fraud. Social media abuse. Information warfare. And fake news.
» Read more from the Tampa Bay Times.
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