Ft. Lauderdale

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Right in the middle of Fort Lauderdale’s historic  Sistrunk neighborhood -where crime, drugs and violence used to rule a community — there’s a farm. 

 

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Something much larger than a luxury yacht was unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Thursday.

South Florida’s new Marine Research Hub hopes to make the region the next Silicon Valley or Durham Research Triangle for marine sciences.

 

The eight founding partners of the Marine Research Hub gathered at a breakfast with members of the science and boating communities to announce the launch of an official collaboration between South Florida’s universities.

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Fort Lauderdale’s dreams of a Downtown streetcar system took an unexpected turn on Monday when the bids for the project came in much higher than anticipated. 

 

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Fort Lauderdale is hosting the third annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo, otherwise known as simply FITCE, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Delegations of businesses and representatives from 50 countries came for the networking convention this year. It aims to connect Broward County businesses to more opportunities for growing international import and export trades.

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Fort Lauderdale isn’t just a Mecca for spring breakers and world travelers. It’s also a great place to live if you’re a veteran looking for work.

Fort Lauderdale is ranked No. 10 on the “2013 Best Places for Veterans: Jobs” report.

It’s the first time the city has made the list. It was lauded for its low unemployment rate and cost of living compared to the national average.

The city’s top-three industries are listed as: