April 20, 2024

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/7/2023

› New report shows three new industries replace the top businesses that drive Palm Beach County's economy
While agriculture, tourism and construction industries drove Palm Beach County's economy for years, there's been a new trend with other industries bringing the most number of jobs in the area. "Our Wall Street South initiative is bringing in the most income to Palm Beach County," Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, said.

› Florida mental health clinic to scale up in Orlando and beyond
A Florida City-based mental health clinic plans to expand its practice locally. Harmony United Psychiatric Care will add new offices in Lakeland, Bradenton, Kissimmee and Orlando, growing to 13 total sites in the state. Dr. Adil Mohammed, the founder and CEO of the company, told Orlando Business Journal that each location will start with up to five employees and grow up to 15 in roughly two to three years.

› Broward cities will soon be asked to help pay for county’s affordable housing effort
All of Broward’s cities will soon be requested to financially pitch in for Broward County’s growing affordable housing crisis that will cost hundreds of millions of dollars to fix, commissioners agreed Tuesday. The cities will hopefully be “motivated to take on some of the burden,” said Ralph Stone, Broward County’s director of the Housing Finance Division. He called the problem “overwhelming.”

› Bloomin' Brands looks to address activist investors and woo customers
As Bloomin' Brands enters its 36th year doing business, the Tampa-based restaurant giant — owner of four major national brands — is having a bit of a midlife crisis. The company, founded along Henderson Boulevard as a single Outback Steakhouse in 1988, is now a publicly traded conglomerate that runs Outback, Bonefish Grill, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Aussie Grill and Carrabba's Italian Grill.

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