March 26, 2015

Central

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

For a look at highlights defining residential real estate in Florida, consider two fast-growing communities in central Florida: The Villages and Lake Nona. 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

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

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