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Published on 4/1/2002

Around the State- Central- March 2002

Craving NormalcyThe Orlando hotel market is hurting, but bullish signs are surfacing.By Ken IboldThe slowdown in vacation and business travel has some hotels in central Florida on the brink of... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2002

Around the State- Central- Feb. 2002

Looking for SalvationNow just a shell of its former self, Church Street Station faces another "repositioning."By Ken IboldThe future of Church Street Station, a mere shadow of the lively entertainment... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2002

Around the State- Central- Jan. 2002

Eatonville -- Behavioral healthcare provider Lakeside Alternatives is selling two Orlando and Winter Park buildings, hoping to generate as much as $5 million. The company recently lost a $1.5-million contract... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2002

Around the State- Central- Dec. 2001

Fork in the RoadThe expressway authority and state square off over how the authority wants to operate.By Ken IboldA $2-billion turf war is under way in an Orlando courtroom. On... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Nov. 2001

Left Behind?Eatonville struggles but tries to capitalize on its heritage.By Ken IboldAt first glance, the half-mile stretch of Kennedy Boulevard that serves as Eatonville's downtown might seem like yet another... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Oct. 2001

The 50-year FixThe second phase of a massive beach restoration project is about to begin in Brevard.By Ken IboldBackhoes and bulldozers are about to fire up again along Brevard County's... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Sept. 2001

A Vision ProblemEnterprise Volusia couldn't see eye-to-eye with county leaders; now it's being shut down.By Ken IboldEnterprise Volusia's carriage is about to turn into a pumpkin. Volusia County's public/private economic... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Aug. 2001

Landing the SparrowCorbinMotors is planning an electric-vehicle plant in Daytona Beach.By Chuck DayThe city renowned for gas-guzzling race cars will begin churning out a new electric car next year. The... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2001

Around the State- Central- July 2001

Rocking the BoatCentral Florida is feeling the effects of a slowdown in the boating industry.By Ken IboldBoat makers are running into choppy waters this spring -- a time when sales... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2001

Around the State- Central- May 2001

An Assist From Taxpayers?Magic owner Rich DeVos wants the county to raise its tourist tax to pay for a new Ken Ibold To hear Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2001

Central Florida Region

Lake, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2001

Around the State- Central- March 2001

The Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Central Florida's primary economic development group, can make a good case that its region enjoys Florida's strongest economy. The area, encompassing Orange, Osceola, Lake... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Feb. 2001

L.A. Times?Behind a few superficial similarities are some concerns about torrid growth.By Ken IboldWith a population of around 1.5 million, greater Orlando is still a long way from joining the... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2001

Around the State- Central Florida- Jan. 2001

Daytona Beach -- The Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a web database that allows prospective diners to pick local restaurants by cuisine, price range and keyword,... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Dec. 2000

Staying After SchoolOrange County gets help from businesses to fund a successful after-school program.By Ken Ibold When Orange County started an after-care program to serve middle schoolers, County Chairman Mel... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Nov. 2000

Parramore AmourComing soon to a languishing neighborhood in downtown Orlando: $1,150-a-month apartments and a showcase headquarters for an established firm.By Ken IboldHughes Supply plans to move its corporate headquarters just... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Oct. 2000

Loading the BasesArmed with new ammo, baseball teams are likely to step up their spring training stadium demands.By Ken IboldThe phenomenon of major league teams being able to win public... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Sept. 2000

Minding Their MannersTimeshare companies are trying to reach more customers without appearing predatory.By Ken Ibold You've heard the pitch before: Sit through a sales session for a timeshare resort and... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Aug. 2000

Animal AttractionEco-tourism moves into the mainstream, bridging the gap between entertainment and education.In one corner: the traditional theme parks. With everything planned and controlled, the Disney World approach results in... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2000

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