Across the Boards - Jacksonville News Summary

A summary of Jacksonville news highlights from December 30, 2012 - January 5 , 2013.

Published January 5, 2013 in News -

Fired! Gene Smith, General Manager of the Jaguars, loses his job.

Florida's minimum wage earners soon to become America's nouveau riche. Hourly rate increases by twelve cents.

Distribution of "impulse toys". That's the Ja-ru business. They are planning a 450k sq-ft distribution center.

Jacksonville's Latitude Global is opening locations across the country.

First Coast Tea Party vs. Jacksonville’s Police and Fire Pension Fund

Duval County schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti reorganizes. Creates new positions. Focusing on marketing...?

Jacksonville city council lowers appropriated funds for a (potentially) new Duval County elections center. Court House laughs.

JBI Inc. raised $4 million.  Soon to build a Plastic2Oil plant in North Jacksonville.

Where do Jacksonville executives go to get paid? Tampa. Shands Jacksonville CEO Jim Burkhart is leaving.

How does Jacksonville keep track of incentive programs? It doesn't.

And then there were two. Wal-Mart gains approval to open another "neighborhood market".

Regency Centers Corp. does some Christmas shopping. Buys properties across the country totaling $188 million.

American Sleep Medicine LLC will pay 15 million in fines for fraud.

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