December 4, 2016

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Senior entrepreneurs on the rise in Florida

Florida’s 55-and-up population is growing and so is the number of seniors launching businesses. Older residents could impact the future of Florida’s entrepreneurial scene substantially, according to the Urban Land Institute. More from the Orlando Business Journal.

Gov. Rick Scott to honor 14-year-old CEO

Sage Offutt didn't have dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. Sage Paddle Co. was born three years ago and next week, the 14-year-old CEO will receive Gov. Rick Scott's Young Entrepreneur Award in Tallahassee. More from the Northwest Florida Daily News.

Publix pitches 700 new jobs in $4.2 million incentives request

Publix Super Markets is applying for more than $4.2 million in tax refunds, tax exemptions and cash incentives in exchange for adding 700 jobs and a $28 million facility in Lakeland. More from the Lakeland Ledger.

Port Tampa Bay economic impact rises to $17.2 billion, study says

Port Tampa Bay released a report that shows it contributes $17.2 billion in economic impact to the region, which grew from the $15 billion reported in 2013, the last time the port commissioned a study. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

Southwest Florida veterans invited to apply for entrepreneurship program

Southwest Florida veterans can apply now at for the second installment of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program. The deadline is Dec. 14 for all veterans interested participating in the free program. More from Florida Weekly.

Health Trends
Pediatric Doctors On Call via Diagnostic Telehealth

florida Top Florida doctors at Nicklaus Children's Hospital now serve children here and around the world via the latest video technology. [Sponsored Report]

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Florida Originals
Ghost Story: Protecting the Rare Ghost Orchid

ghost orchid A rare plant draws plenty of visitors to a state park in Southwest Florida, including some who don't just want to look at it. The population of the ghost orchid is limited to a few hundred and it's falling, due to natural causes and theft by poachers.

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