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August 14, 2018

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Florida's private-sector jobs grew 48 percent in April over year ago

Jobs added by Florida’s private-sector employers grew 48 percent in April over a year ago, according to payroll firm ADP’s regional report released Wednesday. Florida employers added 16,300 jobs during the month compared with 10,992 jobs in April 2017. See the news release from ADP here. Also read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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Peter Neuhaus, senior research scientist, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Pensacola, tests an exo-skeleton.

60th Anniversary Special Report
Future Florida

Perspectives on the future, from 21 industry leaders and experts from around the state. Joseph Kavana, developer, Metropica, tells us: “Florida is now entering an era where a confluence of factors, including scarcity of land in key areas, along with lack of mass transit, is driving vertical construction." Full story from Florida Trend here.

» Coming tomorrow: Five trends that will shape Florida's future.

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreads to Florida

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak shows little sign of slowing with 28 people confirmed ill in the last week and four states, including Florida, recording their first cases. While the numbers have changed, the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration remains the same: Avoid all romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona region. More from the Miami Herald, WFLA, and WFTS.

Florida sees increase in delinquent mortgages

Florida ranks alongside two other states that logged increases in the serious delinquency rate on home mortgages, a new report from CoreLogic states. The chief economist for the global property information and analytics company blamed the lingering impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey for the increases here and in Texas. [Source: Lakeland Ledger]

Feds: Florida inspectors failed to ensure hundreds of problems at nursing homes corrected

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, the agency responsible for overseeing nursing homes, failed to ensure that owners corrected hundreds of problems that put patients at risk, according to a federal audit. The audit was one in a series of reviews of state nursing home agencies across the country. [Source: Naples Daily News]

ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:

› NTSB opens an investigation into Tesla crash in Florida
The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday it is sending a team to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to investigate a fatal crash involving a 2014 Tesla Model S. Two teenagers were killed and a third was injured when the vehicle crashed on State Route A1A.

› Another national hotel chain makes Gainesville home
The 114-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Gainesville, Florida has opened. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Gainesville I-75 will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Lake City Hotels, Inc. of Lake City, Florida.

› SBA's Ashley Bell signs new agreement to work closely with Orlando chamber
The new regional administrator of the SBA’s southeast region, Ashley Bell, visited Orlando Tuesday to sign an agreement with the regional chamber of commerce to cooperate more on marketing and economic development issues.

› Miami-Dade office market shows major gains
Miami-Dade’s office market in the first quarter showed prices markedly above three years ago but vacancy rates also higher, with the central business district in particular having growing vacancy.

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