May 1, 2016

Business Florida

Setting Up Shop On The Internet

Nine months into the launch of Good Green Fun Inc., Manny Lorenzo has experienced all the disappointments to which entrepreneurs with startup businesses are prey - higher expenses and fewer... Read more »
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TourismJohn Berry's editorial, "Selling Florida Short" [FT, March], should be required reading for every county and city commissioner, tourist development commission member and private tourism promoter in the state, from... Read more »
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Backdoor Borrowing

The Florida Constitution requires state government to balance its budget. But if you think that means Tallahassee can't borrow from your future, think again. State leaders are proposing these days... Read more »
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War On Two Fronts

Jon Shebel, the feisty ex-Marine, is leading Associated Industries of Florida in a political battle for Big Tobacco even as he fights for the survival of the association's workers' compensation business. Read more »
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The Trust Bust

Everyone knows that Americans are increasingly distrustful of Washington. But does it follow that pushing more power down to the state and local level will help restore civic harmony and... Read more »
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The Happiest Millionaire

Does Stuart Arnold, founder of the Auto Trader publishing empire and one of Florida's most brilliant maverick successes, still have the Midas touch? He's working as hard as ever to... Read more »
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Gentle Giant Or Ruthless Investor?

For a guy who's built a $400 million business in three years, Richard A. Heitmeyer doesn't get much respect from his peers. His company, West Palm Beach-based Capital Asset Research... Read more »
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Northwest: Basic Training

Too sparsely populated to throw big money at prospects, Northwest Florida is learning how to improve its business climate on a budget. Read more »
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Central: Beyond Theme Parks

"As economies have become more global, competition has become more global," says Rick Tesch, the departing president of the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida. Indeed, last year Madrid, Spain, was... Read more »
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Northeast: The Contender

Like Jacksonville's new football team, the Northeast Florida economy has good potential if not a glittering record. Read more »
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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 »
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Space Coast: Regaining Altitude

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