December 13, 2019

Economic Backbone

Orlando's sustainability director Chris Castro

As Orlando's sustainability director, he's overseeing Mayor Buddy Dyer's vision to make Orlando one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable cities in the country. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Changes at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, which touts itself as America's first solar-powered town, has named Al Dougherty COO of Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

University of Miami College of Engineering researchers develop new, non-corrosive saltwater concrete

By using seawater and aggregates that contain salt ... UM College of Engineering researchers have developed a new type of concrete. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Jacksonville's urban city trail

Advocates say Emerald Trail will help revitalize Jacksonville's urban core, encourage healthy lifestyles and spur economic development. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Gulf Power's first solar power plant

Gulf Power — now owned by NextEra, the parent company of FPL — is building its first solely owned solar plant in Jackson County... Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Fort Lauderdale CPA Soneet Kapila is a numbers sleuth

Fort Lauderdale CPA Soneet Kapila got his introduction to forensic accounting in the mid- 1980s... Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Florida's Neptune Flood Insurance: the FEMA alternative

Relying on analytics and algorithms, Neptune Flood Insurance provides flood insurance quotes in less than 2 minutes. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Healthier snacks from Windmere investment fund KEEN Growth Capital

After graduating from Rutgers College of Pharmacy in 1991, Jerry Bello launched a company called IntraCare in New Jersey. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Jax Federal's new CEO Joe Nowland talks expansion strategy

This month, Jax Federal Credit Union will open its ninth location in Northeast Florida after acquiring and renovating a vacant bank-branch building in Jacksonville's Southside. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

OUC studies shutting down two coal-powered plants

In the suburbs of east Orange County, two 50-foot concrete cooling towers at the Orlando Utilities Commission's Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center loom over the surroundings. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

UF researchers discover osteoarthritis relief for patients

An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from osteoarthritis, a condition that can make it painful to move... Read more »
Published on 7/26/2019

$70 million CytoSen deal

CytoSen deal could be worth $70 million. Central Florida, which has invested heavily in life sciences over the past decade and a half, reached a milestone in June: Kiadis Pharma,... Read more »
Published on 7/26/2019

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center CEO reflects on Hurricane Michael lessons

A Florida hospital exec talks about preparing for a direct hit from Hurricane Michael. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2019

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals goes to battle against FDA

A small South Florida drug maker battles the FDA to guard its turf, Catalyst is narrowly focused on treating rare neuromuscular disorders with no approved or effective treatments. It currently... Read more »
Published on 7/26/2019

USF professor studies Florida measles vaccination rates

What would happen if measles vaccination rates fell in Florida? Read more »
Published on 7/26/2019

Pensacola-based steel drum maker one of only a handful of makers in nation

Alan Coyle has perfected the evocative and distinctly Caribbean sound of the steel drum — but not as a player... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History's expansion plan takes advantage of location near river

In 2017, the museum hosted about 230,000 visitors, more than half of whom were adults without children... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

Florida's growing glass art community gains international recognition

A growing community of glass artists, art glass galleries and art glass collectors along Florida's Gulf Coast, from Tampa to Naples, has since joined the Chihuly museum... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

Largest museums and cultural attractions in Florida

A compilation of the largest museums and cultural attractions in Florida with 100,000 attendance or more. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

Orlando's Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center planning new $35 million facility

The Florida Legislature has cut spending on arts and cultural grants more than 90% over the past five years... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

West Palm Beach's Norton Museum sees record number of visitors after $100-million expansion

In February and March, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach hosted 66,000 visitors, a record for any two-month period... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

Next CEO of Lynx, Orlando's bus system, faces same challenges as predecessor

The CEO of Lynx, metro Orlando's bus system, resigned in February after less than three years on the job... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Tampa's port gains two more major cargo shipping deals

Earlier this year, Cosco Shipping Lines of China started sending its container cargo ships to Port Tampa Bay... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Airlines fight 'Florida box' formula for calculating taxes

Florida's tax law charges airlines millions for flying hundreds of miles over open water in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Jacksonville International Airport plans third concourse to handle growth

Last year, Jacksonville International Airport added Spirit Airlines to its roster... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

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