July 29, 2014

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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

Central Florida gets a boost from SunRail

The arrival of SunRail train service is the story of the year for Orlando and Orange County, with its impact felt throughout central Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

SeaWorld's Whale of a Fight

The Orlando-based company's flagship park in Orlando was headed for record earnings with higher ticket prices and new attractions. Then came Blackfish... Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Business incubator effect in Central Florida

Launched nearly 15 years ago, the UCF Business Incubation Program has generated a return of $6.16 for every $1 of public investment and was directly responsible for 1,856 central Florida jobs paying an average of $58,075 at the end of a 20-month study in 2013. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

Orlando airport prepares for rail connection

Orlando International Airport is undergoing a $1.1-billion expansion as it prepares for growth expected from the All Aboard Florida passenger rail line from south Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

A Fixture in Apopka - Florida's longest-serving mayor

John Land, was first elected mayor of Apopka in 1949. He lost an election in 1967 but returned to win in 1970 and has been re-elected continuously since. Read more »
Published on 12/23/2013

Conelec - Central Florida Business Profile

Conelec Electronic Manufacturing is positioned for growth in a new and larger 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in DeLand Crossings industrial park. Read more »
Published on 12/19/2013

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Bob and Coni Keyes opened Green Meadows Petting Farm in 1988, a 50-acre attraction similar to one they operated in Wisconsin. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2013

Inn the money: The new Alfond Inn

Alfond Inn is owned by Rollins College. Profits fund a scholarship program. Read more »
Published on 11/11/2013

Orlando's commercial real estate market

Office is coming back, albeit slowly. Real estate firm research arms differ on the extent of the comeback. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2013

Legal decision could mean more liability for developers

Developers and home builders throughout Florida face potential new legal liabilities for shoddy infrastructure work after a homeowners association in west Orange County won what is being called a landmark case before the Florida Supreme Court. Read more »
Published on 10/22/2013

Florida's I-4 corridor is a high tech hotbed

Tourism, retirees and agriculture might have put Florida on the map, but the state is also becoming a mecca for high-tech industry. Read more »
Published on 9/10/2013

Central Florida: High Tech Hotbed

Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole Counties - Modeling, Simulation, Training; Optics & Photonics; Digital Media/Interactive Entertainment; Life Science/Biotech/Medical Read more »
Published on 9/10/2013

Liftoff for new attraction at the Kennedy Space Center

NASA's space shuttle program has ended, but Brevard County's economy is getting a boost from the retired shuttle Atlantis, which has begun a new career as the centerpiece of a $100-million attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2013

Family values at Crossman & Co.

Scott Crossman founded Crossman & Co., a retail leasing and management company in Orlando, in 1990 and built it through the years with strong central Florida business contacts. Read more »
Published on 8/14/2013

Dicaptca captions news and entertainment for hearing impaired

A Central Florida business profile Read more »
Published on 8/7/2013

Crawford Entertainment

Seminole County native Chad Crawford graduated from Full Sail University but bounced around doing odd jobs until... Read more »
Published on 7/23/2013

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