July 18, 2019
Florida Business News

Is Florida’s economy 'softening'?

State economists this week revised their forecast of the Florida economy, noting indications of “softening” as the national economic expansion — the longest on record — begins to wind down.

Florida continues computer science push, hoping to train more teachers, enroll more high school students

The field of computer science offers plenty of well-paying jobs, but less than 1 percent of the undergraduates enrolled in Florida’s universities earned degrees in that major last year.

Gainesville leaders to set property tax cap

The Gainesville City Commission at Thursday’s meeting will vote again on increasing property taxes by as much as 11.5% and to hike the fire assessment fee up to 32% to cover the city’s budget deficit.

CEOs consider whether Miami is the ideal spot for a soccer team and stadium

South Florida CEOs were asked: Does Miami need a soccer team — and if so, should the city be leasing out land to a private entity to build a stadium?

Sarasota-Manatee home prices rise to near pre-recession peaks

After wild swings before and after the economic downturn, home prices are inching closer to their pre-recession peaks in the Sarasota-Manatee County region.

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