February 27, 2015

Eyeing a fix to prevent blindness


IRIS CEO Jason Crawford

Following the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition


Stars light the sky in early morning, on the Apalachicola River.

[Photo: Carlton Ward Jr/Carlton Ward Photography]

Dollar signs:
Small business are feeling upbeat


This story is part of a business news roundup for Miami/Dade.

[Photo is of Leandro Finol, who heads the Idea Center@MDC]

There are more
women-owned
businesses in
Tampa Bay


This story is part of a news roundup for Southwest Florida.

[Photo of gr8code founders by Sam Owens/Tampa Bay Times]

A tale of tourists and Florida's toll roads


"Admistrative fees,"
and toll charges,
are surprising
some tourists.

[Photo: Daniel Portnoy]

Creating the right business climate in Florida


A column by

Andy Corty,
Publisher

[Photo of Enterprise Florida members at the Embraer groundbreaking]

Florida Business News

Legislators under pressure to alter school testing

For nearly 2 million Florida public school students, the next few weeks could be a crucial moment in their education.

Gov. Scott faces concern from fellow Republicans over 'tax increase'

Gov. Scott's plan for higher school spending relies on property taxpayers to pay more.

SeaWorld reports bigger profit loss, lower revenue

Sea World Entertainment reported a bigger fourth-quarter profit loss and lower revenue than the previous year.

More traffic means more money in Lee County

While there may be some grumbling about the increased numbers of snowbirds, there is a lot of cheering about the economic gain they bring.

Business-students network in works

Creating high-paying economic opportunities has been the focus of One Community One Goal since its inception more than two decades ago.

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Gov Scott has proposed to increase funding to education, and half of those monies will come from property taxes. The debate is: A) is Scott's proposal a tax? Or, B) is Scott just using new monies that would come in because property values are increasing?

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