The Daily Pulse Monday – Florida Trend
The proposal would require point-of-sale retailers to accept cash in Florida
A Florida bill would require point-of-sale retailers to accept money for goods and services or face fines of up to $ 10,000. Bill 233, introduced by Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, and Senate Bill 408, sponsored by Senator Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, are designed to ensure that Floridians without credit cards, bank accounts and smartphones can quickly participate in an economy of digitization. [Source: The Center Square]
New Corporate Financing Strategies Emerge as South Florida Becomes “Silicon Valley East”
Right now, there is little doubt that South Florida’s rapid rise in the tech ecosystem is emblematic of a permanent change in our local business economy. Perhaps the most recent sign of confidence in the region’s tech boom came earlier this month when Silicon Valley Bank, a core banker for growing tech companies, announced it would open an office. in Miami at Brickell. According to the Silicon Valley Bank, the company manages nearly half of all venture-backed companies in the United States. [Source: Miami Herald]
Sports betting won’t start when Florida says it can. But it’s in the cards, so here’s what you need to know
Thousands of Southern Floridians have had visions of rushing to a betting window Friday at a Seminole casino in Hollywood or Coconut Creek, saving money and placing a legal bet on an NFL or college football game. . Others had visions of sitting at home, sipping a drink and placing a bet on their cell phone, tablet or laptop. After all, October 15 is the first day legalized sports betting can begin in Florida. But that won’t happen – yet. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]
Bass: What’s for dinner? Florida’s new law allows it to be raised on the farm and sold in markets
Coming to your neighborhood seafood market: Farm-raised Florida largemouth bass. With legislation passed this spring, bass will expand its popularity from a favorite fishing target to the seafood sales list in the Sunshine State. At first glance, the problem seems simple. Allowing a well-known species of fish to be bred and sold in Florida – two things that have not been allowed in decades. However, when Florida politics collide with fish management politics, nothing is easy. [Source: Florida Today ]
From Hollywood star to lead role, Miami takes over movie star
As of 2011, movies and TV shows spent more than $ 400 million in Miami-Dade County. Then the state’s tax breaks dried up, sending Hollywood – and many South Florida residents who made a living in the film industry – to Atlanta, where the incentives were too good to ignore. But in the void left by top stars, directors and crew members, a new generation of talented filmmakers – most born and raised in Miami – have stepped in to tell stories about their city, their diverse cultures and their neighborhoods. Their films – mostly shorts – have traveled to film festivals around the world, from Sundance to Tribeca to Toronto and Berlin. [Source: Miami Herald]
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›Brightline plans 320-mile Florida passenger rail route from Miami to Tampa by 2028
By 2028, Brightline hopes to launch high-speed passenger train service along an $ 8 billion, 320-mile rail network stretching from Miami to Orlando to Tampa Bay. “We question the way we move from city to city. We challenge the automotive industry, ”said Mike Cegelis, executive vice president of infrastructure at Brightline. “We hope to get people out of cars and put them on trains between cities in this country,” he said.
›Are Jacksonville restaurants recovering from the pandemic? Some are but others not so much, say the owners
Some dining rooms fill up at restaurants in Jacksonville as people gradually venture out to eat again, whether it’s a neighborhood eatery, fast-food cafe or upscale eatery, research data shows. nationwide. However, it is not known when Jacksonville restaurants will fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery varies from restaurant to restaurant.
›Tampa Airport serves more destinations now than before the pandemic
Tampa International Airport has more flights to more destinations than before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Even though airport officials say Tampa International is still recovering from the economic stressors of the pandemic, Tampa is going against the trend that has slowed efforts at many other airports across the country.
›A manufacturer with 100 jobs in the maritime industry wants to locate its head office and factory in northwest Jacksonville
An unidentified US-based manufacturer of marine industry products and military contractor wants to bring its international headquarters, manufacturing plant and 100 jobs to Northwest Jacksonville. Codenamed Project Fender would build a $ 7.4 million facility on vacant properties in exchange for a $ 250,000 grant, according to city documents.
UF Research spending hit a record $ 942.2 million in fiscal 2020, despite a two-month hiatus in most operations due to the pandemic. According to a new report to the National Science Foundation, federally supported research spending increased to $ 397.2 million, while state and local spending increased to $ 169.2 million. Find out more UF search in progress in areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, early childhood learning and agriculture.
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