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Big Bend: Growing New Jobs

Economic development efforts ease the pain of a slowdown in state-government hiring and troubles in the textile, timber and fishing industries. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Space Coast: Regaining Altitude

Economic development efforts intensify on the Space Coast as regional and aerospace companies go into a tailspin. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

North Central: United They Stand

Jolted by tough competition from their counterparts in other regions, economic development groups in North Central Florida are working more closely with each other and with homegrown firms. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Treasure Coast: Going for the Gold

Palm Beach County has the biggest treasure chest of business incentives in a region spending more to attract good jobs. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Tampa Bay: Full Swing

Just about every sector of the economy, from financial services to tourism to technology, is winning applause for bringing more jobs to Tampa Bay. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Southeast: By Sea And By Air

With about 25% of the state's jobs in their backyard, economic development groups in Southeast Florida are building on the region's strengths in trade and tourism. By Mike Clary Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Southwest: The Two-Class Economy

To some, Southwest is a lush retirement resort of golf courses and endless beaches; to others, it's like a third world economy. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Economic Yearbook: Preparing for a Soft Landing

Attracting new industry to Florida has become a hard-sell, but falling interest rates should help the state avoid recession. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

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

Readers

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

Readers

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

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