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February 21, 2017

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Kennedy Space Center back in launch business — this time for business

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon. Read more »
Published on 2/20/2017

Dr. P. Barry Butler named new president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa, as the sixth president of the world's leading institution of higher education focusing on aviation, aerospace and research. Read more »
Published on 2/17/2017

Butting heads: Orange County's property appraiser clashes with big business

It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Rick Singh, the elected property appraiser in Orange County, came out of nowhere. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

KPMG to Build State-of-the-Art Learning, Development, and Innovation Facility in Orlando, Fla.

KPMG LLP has unveiled plans to build a state-of-the art learning, development, and innovation facility to further enhance the world-class training capabilities it offers to its partners and professionals. The 55-acre campus will be built in the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona in the City of Orlando, Florida, with construction scheduled to begin in spring 2017. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2017

The science of rebuilding Orlando's science museum

In February 1997, the Orlando Science Center moved into a striking new home, a $48.7-million building overlooking a park. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Following the business: The largest theme park association moves to Orlando

The largest theme park association moves its headquarters to Orlando. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Orange County launches a tech offensive

Orange County this summer announced that it distributed nearly 75,000 computers to students. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Anthony Catanese's legacy at FIT

During Anthony J. Catanese's 14-year tenure as president of the Florida Institute of Technology, the university's endowment more than doubled to $66 million, annual revenue more than tripled to $73 million and student enrollment more than quadrupled to about 16,000. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Boundless? Orlando extends its growth eastward

In mid-July, a divided Orange County Commission voted to rewrite the county's growth plan to accommodate two developments east of the Econlockhatchee River Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Orlando labor market matures at mid-year

Orlando's run as the country's leading job engine continues, as area employers add more technical positions at higher wage levels. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2016

Coming together after tragedy

The mass murder in Orlando highlights the region's multicultural makeup. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

SunRail stimulus

The site of an almost 80-year-old lumber yard north of Orlando will be home to a SunRail station and a $50-million, 293-unit apartment community called Maitland Station. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

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

State transportation officials are planning for a future of connected and driverless cars. 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

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