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Urban theorist Richard Florida to keynote Tampa Innovation Alliance summit in Oct.

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The Tampa Innovation Alliance announced Tuesday that one of the world’s top urban studies theorists is slated to give the keynote address at its second annual Innovation Gathering in October. Richard Florida is a professor of urban studies and serves as the director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, as a global research professor for New York University and as a visiting fellow at Florida International University. “Richard Florida is a powerhouse…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.24.15 – Did Rick Scott release something yesterday?

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If you’re a reporter, you didn’t have to be in Jacksonville yesterday to learn the details of Governor Rick Scott‘s $79 billion budget. That’s because the governor’s press office helpfully sent out email after email to highlight aspects of the vast budget throughout the day, where the highlights include $1 billion in tax cuts and cutting 863 state jobs. There’s been a lot of news from Tallahassee of late, because the Legislature will convene for the 2016 session in less than…

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Martin O’Malley to make rare Florida fundraising stop next month in Miami Beach

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, languishing a distant third in the Democratic race for president, will make a rare appearance in Florida next month, at a fundraiser in Miami Beach co-hosted by former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and Rena and Richard Florida. That’s urban development guru and author of “The Rise of the Creative Class,” Richard Florida. The event takes place Dec. 2. “I got to know Governor O’Malley when I was mayor of Miami and he was mayor of…

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