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Florida makes final push to find homeowners

Florida is making a final effort to find former homeowners who may be eligible for payments as part of a national settlement with five major lenders. The deadline to file a claim under the settlement is this Friday. The settlement applies to loan that were serviced by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citi or GMAC/Ally. More at the AP.

Florida Chamber of Commerce outlines legislative priorities

The chamber is calling its priorities list an "agenda for jobs" that is focused on making the state's business climate more competitive and lowering the cost of living for families and small businesses. More at the Tallahassee Democrat and the Orlando Business Journal.

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3 companies win big in Florida Medicaid

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Professional Aircraft Accessories

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A $1.5-million expansion of Professional Aircraft Accessories at Space Coast Regional Airport has paid off for Brevard County with the addition of 65 jobs. That boosted the company’s Titusville employment to more than 200 in late 2012.

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Three companies stand out as major winners in Florida’s competition for contracts in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program for Long-Term Care, a market worth an estimated $3 billion. They are American Eldercare, Sunshine State Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare of Florida. More at Health News Florida.

Lake Worth businesses that create jobs to get credit for electric

In a move to encourage job creation and lure new businesses into the Lake Worth, commissioners approved credits on electric bills for companies that create at least 10 new jobs and maintain them for five years. More at the Palm Beach Post.

Consultants to assess Florida’s trauma system

A team from the American College of Surgeons committee on trauma will conduct an independent review of Florida’s existing trauma system. Part of the review’s goal is to help the Florida Department of Health put national system standards in place. More at the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Orlando Business Journal.

Test Ride
Simplicity is the goal for SunRail ticket kiosk

sunrail It is far from fancy, this hulking, 1,600-pound device encased in stainless steel and plugged into an electrical outlet. More properly known as a ticket vending machine, it will become the first impression for many Central Floridians approaching the SunRail commuter train when it starts running next year. The state has for the first time been given a test machine to figure out how they want to configure it, as well as come up with its final look.

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