March 2, 2015

Creating the right
business climate
in Florida

A column by

Andy Corty,
Publisher

[Photo: Enterprise Florida]

Following the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition


White Pelicans
in St. Vincent

Sound, near
the Apalachicola
River delta.

[Photo: Carlton Ward Jr,
Carlton Ward Photography]

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]

Eyeing a fix to prevent blindness


IRIS CEO Jason Crawford

Florida Business News

Florida exports reached nearly $59 billion in 2014

Goods exports from Florida reached $58.6 billion last year, helping the U.S. set a record with $2.35 trillion in good and services exports.

Gov. Scott faces big hurdles to push his legislative agenda

Scott faces an emboldened Legislature that threatens to challenge him on an array of fronts from water to prisons to tax cuts.

Landmark net neutrality rules win FCC approval

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic.

Eugenie Clark, Sarasota's 'Shark Lady,' dies

Eugenie Clark was a pioneering marine scientist, best-selling author and founder of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

Are your executives "neglected middle children"?

With all the conversation about Millennials, there's an important section of your management team you may be overlooking.

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