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October 4, 2015


Oil men: Amalie Oil's Harry and Rick Barkett

Amalie sells plenty of oil. The challenge for the Barkett family is changing how the company sells it. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Foreign trade lending tightens

John Rodriguez, a past president of the Florida International Bankers Association, a current member of its foreign trade committee and its representative to the Miami-Dade International Trade Consortium, talks about the impact of stricter lending standards on Florida's economy. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Florida's aircraft manufacturing industry taking off

Florida's booming aircraft manufacturing industry is helping to diversify the state, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch Florida is the most attractive state for aircraft manufacturing, illustrated by the number of industry companies relocating to the state. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2014

Craft beer brewers go head to head with beer distributors

As craft breweries have gained a foothold in Florida, they're pushing for legal changes that irk big, established beer distributors. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

Vespas of the sky: Italigo Aviation LSA builds light sport aircraft

An Italian maker of small, relatively inexpensive airplanes is bringing the bulk of its manufacturing to Kissimmee, where it hopes that proximity to its largest potential markets will boost sales. Read more »
Published on 11/18/2013

Italy is stepping up its presence in Florida

On Sept. 1, the Italian Trade Commission opened a full office inside the Italian Consulate in Coral Gables. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2013

Business profile: Southeastern Printing

College dropout Don Mader came to Florida in 1991 to work in his cousin's T-shirt company. He was making $5.50 an hour... Read more »
Published on 11/6/2013

Getting Skilled: Northwest Florida's quest for skilled workers

An estimated 3,400 skilled workers will be needed in northwest Florida over the next five years, but regional education and workforce development programs expect to train just 860. Read more »
Published on 10/29/2013

The Mosaic Company to acquire Florida phosphate business from CF Industries for $1.2 billion

Plus an additional $200 million to fund CF Industries' Asset Retirement Obligation Escrow Read more »
Published on 10/28/2013

Made in Florida

Floridians working at a variety of mostly small manufacturers make everything from bottle caps and handmade knives to fishing reels and personal submarines. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2013


Some Florida companies that are bringing jobs back from overseas. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2013

Not Made in China

A number of factors are driving Florida companies to move operations back to the Sunshine State. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2013

Carol Craig is Making Opportunities

Best Small Company employees answer the question, "What do you like best about your company?" Read more »
Published on 7/25/2013

Source Outdoor

Manufacturing can still be done profitably in Miami — at least on a small scale with a focus on custom pieces and fast turnaround. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2013

Paul Anderson on opportunities facing the Tampa Port Authority

Paul Anderson, CEO of the Tampa Port Authority discusses competition, the government's role in Port affairs, and the future. Read more »
Published on 5/30/2013

Chinese company HCH Bearing Americas moves to Jacksonville

HCH targets north Florida for distribution. Read more »
Published on 5/30/2013

Stick figure sculptures are smiley-face business

Tube Dudes put a smiley face on founder Scott Gerber Read more »
Published on 5/13/2013

Timing is everything at Certified Manufacturing

The economic downturn was beneficial for the Okaloosa County manufacturing plant. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2012

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