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Links from the Times for Nov. 9: Foreign-owned companies; USF Poly



Nearly 500 foreign-owned companies employing 41,500 people are operating in the Tampa Bay area, with firms from the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Japan dominating the list, according to a study released Tuesday.

Should the University of South Florida’s branch campus in Lakeland become the state’s 12th university? That’s the big decision now in the hands of the Florida Board of Governors, which meets today in Boca Raton. And it’s a choice wrought with political land mines, mostly because of who’s taking sides.

 Past coverage of USF Poly:

Senator, other leaders call for Lakeland's USF Polytechnic to become its own institution
Powerful senator's idea for new university met with open mind

Times Editorial: Arrogant power play on universities

USF Lakeland campus faces challenges in breaking away

Senators Dockery and Fasano call for audit of USF Poly

USF Polytechnic report begins to make its case for independence

Larger than life dreams for USF Poly

$10,000 for 'Star Wars,' E.T. statues



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