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Industry Outlook 2005

The industries to watch most closely in Florida in 2005 will be those whose fortunes are linked either to interest rates or to the hurricanes that struck the state this summer.

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Published on 1/1/2005

Healthcare

The economic outlook in Florida for health insurers, hospitals and pharmaceutical sales. Read more »
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Finance / Insurance

The outlook for insurers, banks, professional employer organizations (PEOs) and financial service companies. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Hot, Hot, Hot

Residential real estate -- especially in Florida -- has replaced the stock market as the favorite "get-rich-quick" investment strategy for many Americans. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Manufacturing

Heading into a new year, the outlook is mixed for Florida's manufacturers. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Tourism

The outlook for hotels and theme parks. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Technology

The outlook for Florida's simulation & training sector and hardware and software companies. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Retail

The outlook for retail in Florida is slower growth as insurance costs put in crimp in consumer spending and a higher minimum wage cuts into retailers' bottom lines. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Business's Moment

Four organizations -- the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Council of 100 and TaxWatch -- may be close to working effectively in concert for the first time. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

It's Not Over Till It's Over

Florida voters were clearly in a mood for change when it came to amending the state constitution last November. But even before the polls had opened, it was clear that voters weren't going to have the last word. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

The Partly Cloudy State

These days I seem to have to tell the government more, and the government has to tell me less. Terrorism and privacy: Fear has a grip on public policy, and government officials seem to overreact to everything. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

'Shroom' For Growth

Some chains make it a point to feel unlinked. The Mellow Mushroom is one. Then there are Bonefish Grill and Toojay's Gourmet Deli. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Trendsetters - Jan. 2005

Irela Bague, Miami River Commission; David Bailey, Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency; Matt Doster, ITFlorida. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Too Broad

Last year, in its haste to put together a deal to bring the Scripps Research Institute to Florida, state legislators passed a law that carved a giant exemption in the public records law for the deal. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Wine Rack

When the hurricanes seemed about to blow me away, I obeyed the famous advice to "go west, young man!" I went all the way to California, to the Central Coast... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

The New Cypress Gardens

The state's first theme park is set to reopen under new ownership this month after a $45-million overhaul. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

In the News

Roy J. Larson, managing partner of Baker & McKenzie; Sen. Burt Saunders at GrayRobinson; Theresa Van Vliet, partner at Ruden McClosky. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Tips: Getting Together

Team-building helps boost camaraderie -- especially among fast-growing companies with lots of new faces. Before hiring a trainer, ask yourself these questions: Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Travel Trend

Among travel trends identified during a Chicago gathering this fall of the International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus: Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Resort Trends

Golf essential for resorts; tighter land space may lead to off-site golf courses; golf facilities generate buyers for real estate. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

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