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August 15, 2018

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State, counties, feds face hefty Irma tab

State agencies spent $680.2 million after Hurricane Irma, with county government costs exceeding $1 billion. And while the state expects the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover most of the costs, the numbers -- separate from $2.49 billion spent by federal agencies in Florida -- will continue to grow. More from WJXT and the Ocala Star-Banner.

Florida named 2018's Best State to Retire by WalletHub

With almost 30 percent of all nonretired adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States to Retire. To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-friendly place to call home, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 41 key metrics. Full news release here.

Industrious Office announces coworking space in Orlando

Yet another national coworking chain has announced a new Orlando location — Industrious Office. New York-based Industrious joins other chains recently opening new coworking offices in downtown Orlando — Nashville-based E|Spaces and Miami-based Pipeline Work Spaces. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Florida judge

The Supreme Court is leaving in place the suspension of a Florida judge for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her campaign in 2014. The justices offered no comment Tuesday in rejecting an appeal from Judge Kim Shepard. More from the AP.

St. Petersburg’s apartment boom is spreading west

Still more apartments are coming to St. Petersburg, this time to the Edge and Grand Central Districts just west of downtown. The new projects, all by out-of-state developers, will add more than 650 units to a rental market that shows no signs of slowing down. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

Sports Business
Jaguars' success brings promise of revitalized downtown

 Interest in Jaguars tickets and merchandise is through the roof as the team prepares to play in the AFC Championship game. The team on Monday said there’s a significant uptick in interest for season tickets next year. City leaders will hope to parlay the Jags’ success into a revitalized downtown.

» More from Action News Jax.


Business Profile

florida originalsRevcontent’s mission matches its name: The Sarasota-born-and-bred digital-marketing company revs up the online content of its clients. The company boasts that it provides “the world’s fastest-growing content recommendation network with 250 billion content recommendations a month.”

» Read more from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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