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October 20, 2018

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Florida housing market shows sign of Irma recovery in October

The Florida housing market recorded increases in sales, median prices, new listings, and new pending sales in October, signaling a rebound from the impact of Hurricane Irma, according to housing data released by Florida Realtors. More from Mortgage Professional America and SRQ Magazine.

Leisurely buyers boost Orlando new-home construction

Vacationers and seniors are largely behind a bump in Central Florida’s new-home construction while a margarita-themed retirement community may compete with The Villages. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Publix plans to build first Greenwise store outside of Florida

Publix announced it will open a new Greenwise store in Mount Pleasant, S.C., in early 2019. This will be the company’s first Greenwise located outside its home state of Florida, and the second new location announced under Publix’s reboot of the natural and organic store format. More from Food Dive.

Tampa Bay Wave picks 13 data and tech companies for startup accelerator

The nonprofit Tampa Bay Wave has selected 13 new startups for its accelerator program to help young tech and data companies build their businesses from a field of nearly 100 applicants, the largest field of applicants in the organization’s history. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida ranks high for construction business environment

The state of Florida has ranked among the top ten out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for its business environment for construction contractors, according to the latest Merit Shop Scorecard rankings from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). More from Builder.

Business Profile
The Bento Expansion Story

floridaRecently reaching their 15th year of business and operating nine locations across the state, Bento Café’s Bento Group has a lot to celebrate. Bento Café, which began as a single location on West Newberry Road, quickly expanded to additional locations in Gainesville, Orlando, Tallahassee, South Florida and St. Petersburg.

» More from the Gainesville Business Report.

Event
PINC Sarasota

florida originalsSarasota’s fourth PINC (People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity) event is scheduled to bring another eclectic group of at least 13 speakers to give TED-style talks Dec. 7 at the Sarasota Opera House.

» Read more from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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