What do solar energy, venture capital, and Florida banks have in common? They all made New Miami headlines this past week.
The Herald reported that changes in solar business models, federal tax credits and plummeting equipment prices are opening a new market that may bring a sea of sun-absorbing solar panels to Florida.
Miami Today reported that local venture capital firms, angel investors and academics are working to make Miami more of a venture capital center.
MDC plans to develop a mixed-use project through a P3. Potential uses for the proposed medical campus expansion building and garage building include hotel, conference center, medical office building, residential building and retail component.
The Beacon Council ranked Miami first for infrastructure, regional platform for global business, corporate executive safety and prestige, green standards and other categories, making it the best place to do business in Latin America.
Florida banks grew their loans by $2.6 billion, or 2.8% in the second quarter, compared to the national increase of just 1%. In the second quarter, Florida banks earned $296 million, up from $249 million in the first quarter.