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October 13, 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

Orlando aviation company is flying into the sunset

Fixed-base operator Showalter Flying Service can't keep up with the big boys. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Businesses leave nothing to chance

The business community and county commission takes pains to discourage initiatives like a recent sick-leave proposal. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

UCF plans to build in downtown Orlando

The University of Central Florida plans to build a satellite campus in downtown Orlando, an estimated $200-million project that economic developers hope will serve as a catalyst for the city's core. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Early Riders: Two SunRail stops are underperforming

A couple of stops are falling short of expectations. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Apopka's new mayor made ‘rookie mistakes'

Joe Kilsheimer drew international headlines in March when he defeated the 93-year-old incumbent, John Land, one of the oldest and longest-tenured mayors in the country. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

The Villages and Lake Nona are growth magnets

Real estate experts point to Lake Nona and The Villages as drivers of good growth. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Orlando's net gain: A major sports venue

The U.S. Tennis Association is planning a $60-million training and competition facility at Lake Nona. The center will have 106 courts for players of all skill levels. It could open by late 2016. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Making oyster beds

Brevard County residents are being recruited to help restore the Indian River Lagoon. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Building on downtown Orlando's progress

With almost $5 billion worth of projects under way or about to break ground in downtown Orlando, civic leaders are soliciting suggestions to ensure the area can improve as a place where people will want to live, work and be entertained. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Small Orange County farmers capitalize on the eat-local movement

West Orange County is well positioned for the eat-local trend. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

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