September 17, 2021

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/19/2021

› Sarasota nonprofit names new president, CEO 
The Step Up Suncoast board of directors recently selected Amy Yount Tittle as the agency’s next president and CEO. The appointment was unanimously approved during Step Up Suncoast’s annual board meeting June 24. Yount Tittle will replace retiring president and CEO Barbara Patten Sept. 1.

› Disney regional hub at Lake Nona could bring 2,000+ jobs with $120K average salaries
A new Disney regional hub in Orlando’s Lake Nona community will be home to more than 2,000 professional jobs relocating from California, the company revealed Thursday afternoon. The average wage for the positions is $120,000 annually, according to Tim Giuliani, Orlando Economic Partnership president and CEO.

› DeSantis visits Texas border, where Florida resources are spent on enforcement
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says southwest land border encounters for fiscal year 2021, which includes the end of Trump’s term and Biden’s tenure so far, are up compared with the past few years. While in Texas, DeSantis said Florida law enforcement officers have assisted with the apprehension of more than 2,800 undocumented immigrants.

› Florida insurance regulator tells insurers to provide data on Champlain South policies
Florida’s insurance regulator has put out a request for all insurers to tell the state about any policies associated with the Surfside condominium building that collapsed last month. In a notice to companies on Saturday that’s typically reserved for hurricanes and disasters, the Office of Insurance Regulation requested insurers report virtually every type of policy in effect at the Champlain Towers South, from automobile coverage to life insurance to flood policies. Insurers were given a deadline of Wednesday this week.

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