Dinolfo touts unity, economic development in State of the County address

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo highlighted investments in construction during her tenure and announced upcoming economic development projects. One of the key announcements was that Houston-based Crown Castle will be the latest tenant to open an office in Riverwood Tech Campus. The project will be worth $15 million and will add about 150 jobs, with the expectation for expansion.

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Germany to allocate 5G frequencies in the second half of 2019, won’t ban Huawei

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