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May 27, 2016

Central

Welcome to Central Florida, The Super Region

With more than nine million people living within a 100-mile radius, the Florida Super Region encompasses 15 counties, and is emerging as a driving force for national and international business. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2016

Windfall: A tug-of-war begins over bed tax receipts

The home of Hogwarts, Cinderella's Castle and a convention center the size of the Pentagon, Orange County raised more than $226 million by taxing hotel stays during its last fiscal year. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Room to grow: Universal buys back a 475-acre parcel

Universal has been nibbling into Walt Disney World's market share ever since by investing hundreds of millions of dollars in new attractions, hotels and a water park. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Central Florida: $2 billion in projects

Work on I-4 — including through downtown Orlando — will continue for at least the next decade. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Measure of security: Orlando's theme parks move to thwart terrorist attacks

Florida's major theme parks began using metal detectors to screen the tens of thousands of visitors who stream through their gates each day. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Hands off: FDOT partners with Florida universities on driverless cars

Researchers at Embry-Riddle University are working on a “Plan B” to perform tasks such as inspecting roads and runways, mowing rights-of-way and medians and painting lane markers. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Dogged opposition: Greyhound activists take their fight to Seminole County voters

Frustrated by years of inaction from state lawmakers, animal-rights advocates are now trying to appeal directly to voters in their bid to better regulate greyhound racing. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Off track: Port Canaveral needs a rail connection to grow cargo business

Port Canaveral wants to grow its cargo business, but to do that it needs a rail connection. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Orlando is a gateway to the Middle East

Emirates links Orlando International with a major overseas hub. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Mouse moves: Disney and the middle class

Has Disney really abandoned the middle class to chase well-heeled visitors? Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Rebuilding I-4

The Florida Department of Transportation and a private consortium of contractors this year broke ground on a project they have dubbed “I-4 Ultimate” — a $2.3-billion bid to alleviate chronic congestion on the highway that today is the backbone of central Florida's transportation network. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

The hills are alive in Lake County

The Hills of Minneola, a 1,850-acre, 4,000-home subdivision put on hold during the recession, is back on. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Court-Ordered Protection

The direct-support organization that runs the University of Central Florida's athletics department is entitled to the same sovereign immunity protections as the university itself... Read more »
Published on 8/26/2015

Goal! Orlando's pro soccer team forgoes public funding for a new stadium

When Florida lawmakers failed to build and renovate four pro sports stadiums around the state, the Orlando City Soccer Club faced a big problem. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Luxe Creations Design and Development

Steven Kodsi, the developer behind high-end condo towers The Sanctuary and Star Tower in downtown Orlando, is returning to the central Florida market Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Sand storm: Cemex goes head-to head with Lake and Orange officials

Cemex is lashing back against officials in Orange and Lake counties after votes against the cement company's plans for a sand-mining operation near the border of the two counties. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Turbo charged: High-tech manufacturing in Central Florida

Some of the most advanced manufacturing in Florida is happening inside a non-descript warehouse in the middle of a hardscrabble section in south Orlando. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Blue crew: JetBlue's 'Lodge'

JetBlue's $25-million “Lodge” at the Orlando International Airport is no ordinary hotel. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Positive economic developments

Theme parks are setting records, the University of Central Florida is planning a downtown campus and more... Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Buddy Dyer's next political move

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, a 56-year-old Democrat, is expected to run for re-election one more time next year, which would be his fourth full term. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

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