October 1, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

Restructuring

The state's effort to help African-American entrepreneurs has suffered from paltry funding and a breakdown of accountability by the organizations set up to loan the money. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Results

From my window here at Florida Trend's main office, I can see close to $100-million worth of new investment without using my peripheral vision. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Rural Advantages

Growing businesses find plenty of room in Florida's rural counties. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Urban Advantages

Unique opportunities await businesses in urban locations. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Roofs

Until the run-up in home prices, discussions involving construction of housing for lower-income people occurred pretty much out of the mainstream, among do-gooders, bureaucrats and the few developers who specialized in "affordable housing." Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Headline News

In U.S. District Judge John Antoon II's Orlando courtroom last year, family members who own the Daytona Beach News-Journal tried to portray a lawsuit by minority owner Cox Newspapers as a David and Goliath battle pitting evil corporate ownership against g Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Splendor In The Class

Jeanette Johnson and her faculty at the new Lorenzo Walker Technical High School in Naples are thinking way beyond FCATs. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Hate In The Sunshine State

Florida trails only California in the number of organized hate groups. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

The Admissions Squeeze

Students are finding it harder to get into the state's schools - and a crisis looms as the competition intensifies over the next five years. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Icon: T. Willard Fair

When I came in 1963 to this community,we had a small staff of three people and very few services. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Strong Ambitions

Miami-Dade county mayor Carlos Alvarez's plan to create a strong-mayor form of government, after surviving a union-backed court challenge, continues to enjoy support in opinion polls as it makes its way to the ballot -- possibly as early as this fall. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Deputy County Manager Now City Manager

The city commission has appointed a new city manager, veteran Deputy Miami- Dade County Manager Pete Hernandez, who replaces Joe Arriola. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Incentives Boost Success

Florida's competitive fiscal incentives pay dividends to businesses and residents alike. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Mergers

Florida's construction slowdown hasn't seemed to phase Akerman Senterfitt Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Capital Move

Foley & Lardner hasn't been particularly well known for its presence in the state capital. That's about to change. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Checks and Balances

State Senate candidate Randall Terry had to revise a fund-raising letter and return hundreds of dollars in campaign contributions after election officials determined the letter violated state laws. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Ground Zero Tribute

Holland & Knight's bronze memorial honors fallen heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

An Earful of Earmarks

From the $223 million for a "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska to Florida Congresswoman Katherine Harris' effort to get a $10-million Navy project for a guy who took her out for a $2,800 dinner, special appropriations known as "earmarks" or "member projects" h Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Strong-Mayor Ruling

A state appeals court has ruled that a controversial plan to shift many powers from the county commission to the mayor's office can go before voters, perhaps as early as this fall. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Higher Ambitions

With nine of 19 Jacksonville City Council members unable to seek reelection because of term limits, some are already making plans to graduate to the state Legislature. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

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