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June 22, 2018

Jason Garcia

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Jason Garcia

Jason Garcia is a graduate of the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Before coming to Florida Trend, he worked for 13 years for the Orlando Sentinel, where he covered state politics and the tourism industry.

Articles by Jason Garcia:

The Film Industry in Florida: Lights, Camera, Inaction
Some local governments are stepping in with incentives where the state left off.
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In 1939, Paul Mears Jr. bought three cars and started a taxi business. Over the next 80 years, he and his family built Orlando-based Mears Transportation...
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Lofty Goals: New President Dale Whittaker aims to take UCF to pre-eminence
On July 1, Dale Whittaker will become the fifth president of the University of Central Florida, succeeding John Hitt, who is retiring after more than 26 years on the job.
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Valencia College President Sandy Shugart – He's a poet, a picker and a prophet
Valencia College's Sandy Shugart has become a leader in a national movement to prioritize student performance over enrollment growth and a trusted voice on education policy for everyone from Florida governors to U.S. presidents.
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A Brilliant Move: UCF leads a team at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory
A consortium led by the University of Central Florida won a five-year, $20.15-million contract to take over management of the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico...
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Wrestle Mania: Grappling with the future of the WWE in Florida
WWE cultivates a new generation of foreign and female wrestlers at its training center in Orlando.
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Turning Back the Clock on Tax Assessments
A challenge to the way the Department of Revenue issues 'final assessments' on corporate taxes still reverberates.
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Orlando Magic hopes to turn gamers into basketball fans
The Orlando Magic hopes to cash in on a new spin on video gaming.
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Mosaic's Next Chapter
The successful Streamsong development has provided phosphate mining company Mosaic with part of the template for its future, but not a whole plan.
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Rocket-Powered Research
An Embry-Riddle research project tests how T-cells change in space.
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