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2015/01/26 19:26
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TALLAHASSEE — The state’s unemployment mark fell to its lowest figure since April 2008, despite the number of Floridians with jobs dipping last month. The jobless rate hit 5.6 percent in December,...
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2015/01/23 23:33
2015/01/23 23:33
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities, including Orlando's new soccer stadium, that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help...
2015/01/23 23:30
2015/01/23 23:30
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Palm Beach County unemployment dropped below 5 percent last month to its lowest level since 2007, but the labor market’s recovery remains a good news-bad news story. On the bright side, the county’s...
2015/01/23 20:51
2015/01/23 20:51
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Unemployment figures for December show dramatic drops in the jobless rate for the First Coast and nearly an entire percentage point decrease in Duval County alone, pointing to upbeat economic news to...
2015/01/23 19:07
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The local economy continued its march toward recovery last month with the strongest employment figures recorded in more than seven years. Sarasota County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in December...
2015/01/23 16:50
2015/01/23 16:50
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Several shrimp trawlers rest against the docks behind Singleton’s Seafood Shack. Out of necessity, a local shrimper hand-built the restaurant’s small pier, a tight space that fits roughly five...
2015/01/22 01:03
2015/01/22 01:03
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The U.S. Tennis Association has proposed creating 119 jobs that pay an average of $100,000 in order to get more than $1 million of state incentives for its international-caliber tennis center planned...
2015/01/19 15:21
2015/01/19 15:21
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are back in the running for millions in tax rebates it applied for under a new state program. Earlier in the month, the Department of Economic Opportunity told the Jaguars...
2015/01/17 02:14
2015/01/17 02:14
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Florida is spending millions to help professional sports teams and to lure Hollywood to make films here but it's not clear if the investment is paying off. State legislators in 2013 ordered auditors...
2015/01/16 22:50
2015/01/16 22:50
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After sending a packet of information overnight to Tallahassee, Jacksonville Jaguars and city officials finally learned their application for state dollars to help fund stadium upgrades is ready for...
2015/01/15 06:06
2015/01/15 06:06
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Monroe County commissioners on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a moratorium that will limit development on offshore land, such as Wisteria Island in Key West Harbor. The development group F.E.B....
2015/01/14 23:03
2015/01/14 23:03
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It's high noon for the folks at Colt firearms, and Osceola County has just called them out. More than three years after signing an agreement with the county for a new 16,000-square-foot regional...
2015/01/14 20:03
2015/01/14 20:03
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Months after questions were raised about its business practices, a nonprofit that serves area small businesses has received a new round of public funding. Orange County commissioners Tuesday approved...
2015/01/09 16:11
2015/01/09 16:11
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Economic Development: $500,000 Banner Center Disappears; Rail Spur Not a Panacea Posted January 09, 2015 10:35 am By Stew Lilker Chairman DePratter mostly listened and took notes at the meeting....
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2015/01/08 12:31
2015/01/08 12:31
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A funding application for the home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars has yet to be deemed complete, as a Feb. 1 deadline nears in the state's new process for determining whether to send sales-tax...
2015/01/02 06:06
2015/01/02 06:06
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The Monroe County Commission will hold its final meeting this month on a series of changes to the county code that guides all development in unincorporated Monroe County -- the comprehensive land-use...
2015/01/01 23:48
2015/01/01 23:48
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Four sports venues are hoping to cash in on tens of millions of Florida tax dollars, but one economist said the state doesn't stand to gain a dime from its investment in all but one of the...
2014/12/31 15:16
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One of my first assignments at this newspaper was a long ago interview with Sheriff Frank McKeithen and longtime Clerk of Courts George Core. Mr. Core was receving an award from the Sheriff’s...
2014/12/30 16:50
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The unemployment rate in the Jacksonville metropolitan area fell slightly from October to November, from 5.6 percent to 5.5 percent, according to estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
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