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Business Florida

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

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

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