August 29, 2016

Monday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/29/2016

Nearly 2 million Floridians have already voted in primary

Nearly two million Floridians have already cast their ballots in this year's primary election. Florida has nearly 12.4 million registered voters and may surpass the voter turnout from the 2012 primary election. That year 2.34 million voters cast ballots in the primary. More from the AP.

See also:
» A guide to Florida’s primary election
» Primary solar amendment has wide support
» Florida Contests Could Tip the Congressional Balance

Tropical depression strengthening, could soak Florida this week

Forecasters are predicting some strengthening in the tropical depression today and say it could become a tropical storm by Tuesday. It's then expected to turn to the northeast and head toward Florida, according to the Hurricane Center. More from the Orlando Sentinel, the AP, and the Tampa Bay Times.

How EA Sports helps attract other firms to Central Florida

As Orlando's gaming community grows with the entrance of well-known firms such as Particle City, Topps Digital and Iron Galaxy, all three have something in common with the much larger EA Tiburon and and now closed N-Space Inc. More from the Orlando Business Journal.

Column: Students better at math have economic impact

It was great to see that Florida’s economy benefits from having strong college football programs. Now just imagine what the economic boost would be if the state was as good at teaching math to middle and high school students as it is at college football. More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

Small Business Advice
With interest rates low, it's a good time to buy a building for your business

Though buying a building is not the panacea for every business, it can be a viable alternative to renting. If you are considering buying, now is the time to move on it, while rates are still low and great locations are available. More from Jerry Osteryoung.

Out of the Box
"Cupping" on the Rise on Florida's First Coast

cupping After many American Olympic athletes were shown with the large circular welts and bruises left on their arms and backs from cupping as they were competing, exposure of the therapy has skyrocketed through multiple media accounts. Haley Honeysett, an acupuncture therapist in Jacksonville, says the coverage of the Olympians who use cupping has sparked more interest in the therapy than ever before.

» More from the Florida Times-Union.

Florida Small Business

cameras If you want to be among the 50% of businesses that succeed beyond five years, it’s never too early to think about the future. Plan for expansion by first taking a look at where you are now, then considering how you might grow your business in new directions.

» More from Florida Small Business

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Will you vote for Amendment 4 in the primary on Tuesday, August 30? (Amendment 4 is titled, "Solar Devices or Renewable Energy Source Devices; Exemption from Certain Taxation and Assessment")

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