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September 24, 2018

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Old Florida warehouses get new life as offices

Companies around the state are shunning office high rises in favor of old warehouses where space can be repurposed on a moment's notice. In some cases, buyers and renters want a warehouse where they can have an office but also need space for materials if they are working on a project nearby. More from the Daily Business Review.

Florida East Coast ports meeting demand with enhanced facilities, deeper channels

Ports along the Atlantic Coast of Florida are continuing to meet demands of growing commerce by advancing a bevy of infrastructure enhancements, including deeper ship channels. More from the American Journal of Transportation.

Q&A with Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Popular tourist destination Daytona Beach looks to expand its economic base to boost industries such as manufacturing and housing, Nancy Keefer, president and CEO of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, says. More from Florida Business Daily.

Magellan Transport Logistics plans major Jacksonville expansion

Magellan Transport Logistics, the nation’s largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) is setting down solid roots in Jacksonville with a significant expansion of its North American logistics headquarters. More from the Florida Times-Union.

Florida restaurant inspection fines drop sharply under Rick Scott

Florida collected about $1.1 million in fines in 2017 against 2,500 food establishments, down sharply from $4.7 million against 5,500 businesses in 2010. As the state issues fewer fines, the number of restaurants is growing. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

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» Read more from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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Miami Beach considers annexing western Venetian Islands
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Two of the Venetian Islands are part of Miami while the other four belong to Miami Beach. Some residents of Biscayne and San Marco islands say they want to join Miami Beach, but they face an uphill battle.

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