October 27, 2016

Around Florida

Miles of aisles at Florida grocery stores

ucked between Dollar Tree and Ross Dress for Less in Clearwater, the 5,500-sq.-ft. Bulk Nation store has only a few traditional grocery shelves... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Change is in the cards: Sports cards go digital

Topps' digital team in Orlando sets out to reinvent the sports card. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Listen to the music: A look at Florida's live music scene

More than a dozen music festivals that feature rock, classic rock, country, soul, hip-hop and electronic dance music now call Florida home. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Florida's population exploding; expected to reach 20.7 million by end of 2016

Analysis by Cushman & Wakefield depicts a thriving economy in Florida driven by explosive population growth and high consumer confidence. Read more »
Published on 8/10/2016

The spirited growth of Florida distilleries

The number of Florida distilleries is growing thanks to regulatory changes. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Collateral benefits: Retailers benefit from the lottery's big payouts

For retailers, the attraction of the lottery lies in the opportunity to sell the lottery hopefuls other goods and the free media ride that growing jackpots bring. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Florida teen ‘Shark Tank'

Even grade-schoolers can get help with business skills at academies tailored for young entrepreneurs. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Code red: Computer 'boot camps' are springing up across Florida

Demand for new computer coders far outstrips supply. As many as 1 million jobs could go unfilled, by some estimates. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Changing downtowns

A healthy downtown has become a key indicator of civic vitality as more residents flock to walkable live/work/play city center and retailers, restaurateurs and companies will follow suit. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Land man: Profile of Dean Saunders

Eighth-generation Floridian Dean Saunders has worked as a commercial real estate broker since the mid-1980s, primarily selling groves and ranch land. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Driving for dough: Jazzed-up golf driving ranges are growing

The hottest thing in golf these days may be a business that combines a kind of high-tech driving range with a flashy sports bar/restaurant. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Special residency status for Cuban immigrants is on precarious footing

Cuban immigrants have gotten special residency status for 50 years. Some think that should change. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Going up: A look at major construction projects in Florida

From office complexes to sports stadiums, airports, seaports, luxury condominiums and massive mixed-use developments, Florida is once again in the midst of a building boom. Among the biggest in the state: Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Mouse moves: Disney and the middle class

Has Disney really abandoned the middle class to chase well-heeled visitors? Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Update: Landlord Inc.

Investment groups that bought clusters of foreclosed homes as the market bottomed are staying in the rental business. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Act of revenge? How the ‘revenge porn' bill ended up so flawed

The revenge porn law makes it a first-degree misdemeanor to “sexually cyberharass” someone. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Farewell to Florida's ‘Development of Regional Impact' (DRI) Law

Major developments will instead go through a more rapid state-led review process. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Ducks in a row: Jacksonville's leaders want more clout in Tallahassee

During the 2008 election cycle, six freshmen lawmakers from the Jacksonville area entered the Florida Legislature. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Florida gains momentum

Florida is on a roll. Economic activity is picking up across the state, and Florida now has surpassed New York as the third most populous state in the country. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Flipping newspaper ownership

Between March 2010 and late last year, Halifax Media Group spent more than $160 million amassing a portfolio of 36 newspapers, including 19 in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

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