April 20, 2014

Business Florida

Not Just Numbers

Bill Lynch knows the bicycle and moped business from the inside out. For the past six years, he and brother Dan have run Action Mopeds, Scooters & Bicycles, a St.... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Tax Cap Fever

Free from income and estate taxes, and able to count on tourists for prodigious amounts of revenue, Floridians enjoy one of the lightest tax burdens in the U.S. But the... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

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High Speed RailRegarding your February cover story on high speed rail travel, I have been very impressed with the depth of your article - very unbiased and informative. This to... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Key Ingredients

Getting there still can be half the fun when you're riding the ribbon of water-flanked road to Key West, but only if you know where to stop for out-of-the-ordinary meals... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

You're (Not) Entitled

Remember all that huffing and puffing from Washington we were forced to endure during the past year? Newt and his freshman Republican minions accused the White House of stealing from... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

International Business: Siemens' New Strategy

For one of Florida's largest international employers, Siemens Stromberg-Carlson, Congress' February decision to deregulate local telephone service should usher in a period of great opportunity - and peril. Siemens Stromberg-Carlson... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Around the State

FloridaFort Worth, Texas-based Color Tile plans to close 234 unprofitable company-owned stores located throughout the U.S. Statewide, 18 stores will close, including seven in southeast Florida, five in Tampa Bay... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Putting Down Roots

"Everything works to their advantage," muses Amanda Lauck about negotiating a lease with property owners. She and partner Catherine Olsen, both 30, opened C & M Central Market, a Pensacola... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

The SoBe Scene

As we reported last month in Florida Trend, South Miami Beach is home to fully one-fifth of the Best Newcomers, the magazine's annual list of the finest new restaurants in... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

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Property TaxesI take exception to your article "Tax Burden Shifting?" in November's issue of Florida Trend. Florida TaxWatch and the Florida Department of Revenue state that Amendment 10 [to the... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

Building Code Bingo

When insurers and state officials dug through the rubble left by Hurricane Andrew four years ago, they came to a surprising discovery: that the state's local building codes, supposedly designed... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

Legal Trends: Limiting Liability

Has Florida's Supreme Court abolished civil fraud, seven centuries after the first English case recognized it? Some judges and lawyers say yes. Now a case involving a former University of... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

An MBA Is Not Enough

With its grand crystal chandelier and photos of the city's business elite lining the walls, the Tampa Club reeks of money and success. What better setting for the University of... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

New Blood: Florida Trend's Faces of '96

New residents provide much of the creative energy for Florida's ongoing reinvention of itself. To illustrate the influence of new Floridians, Florida Trend selected a cross sample of the best,... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

Getting Over The Big Blues

It was Florida's version of Camelot. A dozen years ago, Boca Raton emerged as the center of development of the personal computer, that rare invention, like the car or the... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

How To Save Florida Tourism

The rest of the world is running away with Florida's markets," exclaims Tom Staed, founding chairman of the Florida Tourism Commission.These days, Staed's anxiety is shared throughout the state's tourism... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

Around the State

Florida Longwood-based First Mercantile National Bank and Titusville-based Prime Bank of Central Florida agreed to become subsidiaries of First Commerce Banks of Florida, the holding company of Winter Haven-based First... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1996

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

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