Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida unemployment falls to 6.1 percent in June
Florida's unemployment rate dropped from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent in September, reaching the lowest point since June 2008. In a news release, Gov. Rick Scott said Florida created 12,800 private-sector jobs last month. The release did not incorporate the change in government jobs over time. More at the Tampa Bay Times.
Fort Lauderdale-area businesses forecast rising wages, growth
With tourism, retail and construction booming, Fort Lauderdale-area businesses forecast solid growth through 2014, according to a quarterly report Thursday by the Council of Economic Advisors. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. and the South Florida Business Journal.
Disney World's biogas facility: a model for converting food waste into energy
Northwest Florida Roundup
Millions of people a year visit Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the world’s most popular theme park. These days, some of the food that they don’t eat – as well as some of the food they do – ends up being used to make electricity for the resort’s theme parks and hotels. More at the Guardian.
Gender equality? Not in business branding
In a modern era, when receptionists, stewardesses, and maids have given way to administrate assistants, flight attendants, and house cleaners, is it smart to give gender-neutral services outdated—and arguably sexist—branding? More at Fortune.
From the World to Winter Haven: Leaders Cheer New CSX Logistics Facility
The opening of the state-of-the art Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center was applauded Thursday by several hundred people who gathered on CSX property. More at the Lakeland Ledger.
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