Two developments taking shape in recent days in Florida hold the brightest hope yet that the state will finally attract the critical mass of life science businesses it has long sought for its budding biotech cluster.
 
First Industrial Realty Trust, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust, last week said it plans to start construction later this year on the first phase of the 6.2-million-square-feet of research and development space it has rights to build at First Park South Florida in Palm Beach County. 

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