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UF Receives Grant For Over $8 Million To Advance Innovation Hub

By on September 1st, 2015 | Last updated: September 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm

The University of Florida received a grant of more than $8 million to create a technology business incubator at the Florida Innovation Hub.

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Babe Ruth Softball World Series Expected To Boost Local Economy

By on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm

The Hal Brady Recreation Complex in Alachua and Champions Park in Newberry are hosting teams for the Babe Ruth League World Series. Sixty-one teams will compete in various tournament styles beginning on July 31 and ending with the championship games on August 4.

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Inexpensive Business Model Provides Success for Local Food Trucks

By on July 29th, 2015 | Last updated: July 29, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Off The Griddle is one of the food trucks in Gainesville that provide alternative dining options. Michael Musoke, owner of Off The Griddle, said the trucks cost between $20,000 to $100,000, which is less than it would to open and maintain a restaurant.

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Gainesville Strives To Become Florida’s Technology Hub

By on July 28th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Florida’s tax-friendly laws and Gainesville’s status as a college town makes it an attractive location for tech companies.

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Brick And Mortars Receive Benefits From Food Trucks

By on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Local restaurants reaped the benefits following the growth of Gainesville’s food truck culture. Wholly BBQ Café and Cimplify use their proximity to food truck rally locations as ways to competitively increase their customer numbers during events.

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Memorial Held for Gainesville Entrepreneur

By on July 25th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.

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City Commission Passes Ordinance To Regulate Uber

By on June 19th, 2015 | Last updated: June 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

In an effort to even the scales, the Gainesville City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to regulate app-based transportation services like Uber. The ordinance will hold them to standards similar to those of traditional taxi drivers.

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Local Businesses Prepare To Fight Anticipated Summer Slump

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

As summer rolls around and students leave north central Florida, local businesses make plans to fight the economic slump. This year, however, has been better than previous ones.

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Cedar Key Bridge Closing Causes Debate

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm

A bridge in Cedar Key that acts as the local thoroughfare is closing down for maintenance. Residents are concerned that closure will affect the local economy.

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Steamers Makes A Comeback, Opening In Bo Diddley Plaza

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Four years after it closed, Steamers restaurant is back again with a new location. Owner Artie Guy is bringing the restaurant back to Gainesville in Bo Diddley Plaza. Set for an opening in May, the dining place will be in a central hub amid plaza renovations.

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