December 12, 2019

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What you need to know about Florida today

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From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

In ways large and small, plummeting oil prices are now reverberating through businesses, towns, schools and family budgets, causing confusion and changing plans. With prices having fallen by nearly half in just six months, the potential impact has been sudden and wide ranging. More at the AP.

UF to build new $15 million indoor football practice facility

Having lost ground to comparable SEC rivals in some of its football facilities, Florida announced today it will build a $15 million indoor football practice facility on campus - located on the site of the current Sanders Football Practice Fields. More from FOX Sports, the Tampa Bay Times, and the Orlando Sentinel.

Incubators for agriculture help Gainesville area thrive

Around the State
Clearing the Waters

In the search for a way to clean up the Indian River Lagoon, researchers have found an unlikely ally: The leading company in the industry whose products are often blamed for contributing to the nutrient overload: Scotts Miracle-Gro.

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Florida’s 47,500 farms produce nearly 300 different commodities on more than 9 million acres of land. The Florida agriculture industry employs 2 million people and contributes more than $104 billion to our state’s economy each year. More at the Gainesville Business Report.

10 people who will destroy your business

If you want to build a great business, you have to be very deliberate about whom you let into it. Emotions and behaviors may circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus. More at Entrepreneur.

Orlando ranks 40th in U.S. for 2014 venture investments

The Orlando area ranked No. 40 in the U.S. for venture capital investment, with a total of just over $100 million in investment, according to a new list released Tuesday. Orlando ranked higher than Cleveland, but lower than Detroit on the list. More at the Orlando Sentinel.

Out of the Box
Business Aims to Float Away Pain

float tank East Coast Floats a new sensory-deprivation-tank business in Central Florida. Proponents say the focus and freedom from distractions they get in a flotation tank — sometimes known as a sensory-deprivation tank — are conduits to spiritual enlightenment, anxiety relief, improved creativity and physical restoration.

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