October 26, 2020

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/22/2020

› UCF Downtown Innovation District opens new business incubator space
The UCF Downtown Innovation District has added a new business incubator space in the heart of downtown Orlando to help the area's growing tech industry. The new space in the Church Street Exchange building is the eighth incubator in the UCF Business Incubation Program and the third connected to the new Innovation District strategy.

› A step closer to closing cold cases for good, Jacksonville nonprofit offers Year of Hope
Three organizations are teaming in their effort to bring peace to thousands of people who have lost loved ones to unsolved killings. Project: Cold Case is presenting its fifth annual fundraiser, The Year of Hope, from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Legacy Lodge Event Center.

› Miami’s million-dollar communities dipped in home values in 2019. Here’s why
The wealthiest neighborhoods in the Miami metro area remain on a list of U.S. cities with average home prices over $1 million while others elsewhere landed on the cutting floor. But with a dip in home values, could Miami be next on the chopping block?

› More disarray at Florida non-profit that paid former CEO $761,000
Former state Sen. Denise Grimsley has stepped down as the interim president and CEO of the state’s largest domestic violence nonprofit organization after just a two-month tenure. Through a personal spokeswoman, Grimsley confirmed Tuesday that on Monday, she left her position at the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She did not provide a reason for her departure.

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