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$1.5B Miami-to-Orlando Passenger Train Line Could Start Construction in ’14

Oct. 03–People who now drive from Central to South Florida could within two years hop on a train for a three-hour trip instead, thanks to deals being reached this week. Owned by Florida East Coast Industries of Coral Gables, All Aboard Florida is planning depots at Orlando...
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Jacksonville Mayor, Jaguars Announce Plan for $63M in Stadium Upgrades

Oct. 02–Mayor Alvin Brown announced a plan Wednesday to use hotel bed taxes to pay the city’s share of $63 million in EverBank Field renovations. “EverBank Field is one of Jacksonville’s most important economic development assets,” Brown said in...
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Florida’s Residential Contracts Surge in August

By Scott Judy The value of new Florida residential construction contracts surged in August, offsetting significant declines in the other building categories and pushing the state’s overall monthly total to a 13% gain, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. Suffolk Construction...
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Florida Electric Utility Completes Upgrades for Smart Grid

By Scott Judy Florida’s largest electric utility has completed the installation of 4.5 million “smart meters,” a project funded partly by $200 million in U.S. Dept. of Energy grants from the 2009 stimulus law. Florida Power and Light Co. recently completed the...
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