September 1, 2014

Politics & Law

Selling Florida Short

I was watching an old movie the other night on the New York super station WWOR, which always makes me feel a little nostalgic for my hometown ("Baby battered in... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

Law Of Unintended Consequences

Florida's growth management law may finally turn out to be worth more than the paper on which it is written. Since its passage in 1985, the law has actually encouraged... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

You Can Build It, But Will They Come?

Florida cities keep building and expanding convention centers despite overwhelming evidence that most are financial failures and burdens to taxpayers. Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Generations

After years of working hard, many small-business owners expect to pass on their successes to their children. In some businesses the one thing that would allow this to happen smoothly... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Florida Close-Up: Benchmarks

Nobody likes to have facts get in the way of personal prejudices and perceptions, least of all politicians. "Practical politics," wrote Henry Adams, "consists in ignoring facts."But there are still... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Full Throttle Ahead

After decades of failed efforts, high speed trains are at last coming to Florida, thanks to generous state subsidies. The money involved could make this the biggest business deal in Florida since Disney World. Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

Tampa Bay A federal bankruptcy court judge approved a reorganization plan for Geonex, the St. Petersburg map and chart manufacturer. The company is emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after only... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

Treasure Coast Boca Raton-based North American Biologicals (NABI) and Rockville, Md.-based Univax Biologics, both biopharmaceutical companies, have merged. Holders of Univax's common stock got a .79 share of NABI common... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

The University of West Florida's Center for Business Research and Economic Development announced the results of its tourism Economic Impact Study. As of the end of August 1995, the economic... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

Virginia Beach, Va.-based Metro Information Services, a provider of temporary employees, plans to add 65 jobs at its Jacksonville office this year. The temps provide computer programming and consulting services,... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

American Remodeling Inc., based in Dallas and the largest direct marketer of home improvement products in North America, opened a telemarketing center in Palm Bay last month. The center employs... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

The Great Lobster Debate

A group of Florida legislators and the journalists who cover them convened in St. Petersburg recently for what was to be a high-minded dialogue on the role of the media... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

International Business: Mexico's Risks And Rewards

The economy's a shambles; the people are uneasy. Should you be doing business there? Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Talk & Predictions

TECHNOLOGYSports On-Line After turns at the helm of high-tech and sports video companies in Fort Lauderdale, Michael Levy combined his interests to develop a major Internet sports news service called... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Beating the Odds

"Eighty percent of small businesses don't survive five years," warns Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultant Jim Parrish. If that's not daunting enough for the dozen or so potential entrepreneurs... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Legal Trends: The Big Squeeze

As corporate clients apply the squeeze, law firms tighten belts or go out of business. Old fashioned partnerships at risk. Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Real Estate: Empty Nesters Aren't Buying

Once they were important investors in the Florida real estate market, but free-spending empty nesters have gone conservative. How can developers adjust? Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Tallahassee Report: Negative on Affirmative Action

A surprising new report, done by the Florida State University (FSU) College of Business, recommends scrapping Florida's main minority business program. The report concludes there's not enough discrimination, and too... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Florida Economy: Florida's Foreign Policy

Next month, trade ministers from Canada, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Cartagena, Colombia, to plot the steps in the hemisphere's march toward free trade by... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

The Great Train Race

I. Florida Maglev Consortium2620 Cow Creek Rd., Edgewater, FL 32141 (904) 427-6643Tony Morris, managing director.Corporate Structure: Consortium wholly owned by American Maglev Technology of Florida, headquartered in Edgewater, and Coleman... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

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