Tuesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Averitt Express expanding in West Jacksonville
Averitt Express Inc. is expanding its Westside terminal. The city is reviewing a permit application for D.F. Chase Inc. of Nashville to add a 32,460-square-foot warehouse to its existing cross-dock facility at a cost of $1.85 million. In December 2017, the city approved construction of the Averitt Express truck terminal and office in West Jacksonville at 7200 Commonwealth Ave.
› Miami-Dade’s tourism marketing bureau is getting a new CEO
Miami-Dade County’s tourism marketing bureau is getting a new CEO. The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau has appointed David Whitaker to take over as president and chief executive officer on Aug. 16. That’s when longtime president and CEO William Talbert III will step down to a supporting role before becoming a consultant for the bureau in October.
› Lightning extend affiliation with ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears
The Orlando Solar Bears will continue to be the Lightning’s ECHL (“AA”) affiliate for the next two seasons, general manager Julien BriseBois announced Monday. The Lightning’s relationship with the Solar Bears began at the start of the 2018-19 season. To date, 22 players have appeared with the Solar Bears and the Lightning’s AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.
› Amazon expanding in South Florida again to increase same-day delivery
Tamarac is the next South Florida city where Amazon will set up shop. Amazon this summer will open a same-day fulfillment center, a facility close to customers to get products to them within five hours of ordering. Amazon will open the site in a 178,240-square-foot warehouse in the city’s Commerce Park, directly north of City Furniture.
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