March 18, 2018


Southwest: Easy Livin' Breeds Business Success

Key qualities of life make Southwest Florida a sound choice for business. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

North Central: All Systems Are Go for Growth

Transportation connections and skilled workers offer economic clout. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Northwest: Naturally Businesslike

Stunning scenery is the backdrop for business prosperity. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006


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

Cultivating Generations

A. Duda & Sons' toughest crop to harvest is family. How would you keep some 60 shareholder-family members happy? Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Fast and Furious

Since 1998, a Volusia County resort development company has quietly invested millions on oceanfront property, planning a series of projects that promises sweeping changes for Daytona Beach and Ormand Beach. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Rebuilding Brooklyn

An effort to redevelop Jacksonville's run-down, inner-city Brooklyn neighborhood has taken a major turn. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Condo Challenge

As Tampa Bay's real estate market has cooled, the chill has hit some projects harder than others. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Tough Sell

Sales of existing condos declined 22% statewide during the first quarter of 2006. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Company Values

"Christian faith" are the first words in Duda's mission statement. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Keys to Survival

A Duda & Sons has prospered even as other old-line Florida agricultural families have foundered or cashed out. Here's how the company does it. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

At A Glance

A. Duda & Sons -- Parent company providing corporate services to operating divisions and subsidiaries. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

In the Basement

Building permits in the first half of 2006 have dropped about 20% from the same time in 2005, according to the Northeast Florida Builders Association. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Downtown's Fringes

As downtown Orlando development booms with $2.6 billion in new projects, another trend is taking shape outside the city's core. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

More Green for Brownsfields

Five years ago, Terry Manning helped establish an $800,000 revolving loan fund to assist a private developer with the cleanup of an arsenic-contaminated golf course in West Palm Beach. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006


Home prices are increasingly overvalued, according to a survey of 317 metro areas; 71 markets, with pricing 34% or more over appropriate levels, are considered extremely overvalued. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Interior Motive

High-end developers are targeting Florida's interior as land prices escalate along the state's edges. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Designing The Future

Ask architect Jorge H. Garcia to define his firm and he says, "We're all about the future." Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

An Unwise Growth Subsidy?

Most attention to Citizens Property Insurance focuses on the insurance coverage it provides to home and condo owners who can't get insurance in the private market. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Blight Fight

On the banks of the St. Johns River east of downtown, Jacksonville's Arlington neighborhood is a first-ring suburb that once included a mixture of both solid middle-class and wealthier residents. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

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