Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Gubernatorial race shines light on solar energy in Sunshine State
The Sunshine State gets less than one percent of its energy from the sun. Most of its energy comes from natural gas, which it gets from out of state. The candidates for governor differ on their approaches to increasing solar energy in Florida. More at WGCU.
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Florida No. 28 for workers’ comp premium rates
The Workers' Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary from Oregon's Department of Consumer & Business Services reveals that Florida businesses spend $1.82 for every $100 of payroll issue on workers' comp expenses. More at the Orlando Business Journal.
Manatee County growing companies
Manatee County is on an economic development hot streak that should pay dividends for decades to come. That was the message Thursday evening from Sharon Hillstrom, president and chief executive of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Shipping company to create 65 jobs in Miramar
A worldwide shipping company from Denmark will locate its headquarters in Miramar and create 65 jobs, and a Broward manufacturer is expanding, adding 50 jobs. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
South Florida ‘foodpreneurs’ seeing heaping helpings of investment interest
The restaurant industry is a notoriously tough business. Margins are typically low in grocery sales, as food costs continue to rise. But there are some food entrepreneurs who are defying the odds: those focused on fresher, healthier eating. More at the Miami Herald.
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