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April 18, 2019

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A New Home: Floating Bungalows builds houses for unconventional dreamers

In 2016, Cynthia and Warren Billings started building a floating bungalow to live in... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2019

Property-value boost from SunRail offers hope

SunRail, metro Orlando's 4-year-old commuter train, faces an uncertain future. Read more »
Published on 2/25/2019

Uber, Mears work together

A first-of-its-kind partnership betwen a ride-sharing company and a traditional taxi firm. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2019

Orlando Region: Tourism

Vacation Capital of the World? George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, along with other executives in tourism have diligently worked with economic-development officials throughout the region with the... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: The Arts

Can the arts be an economic driver? Recent achievements of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts offer ample evidence for an emphatic, yes. Located in downtown Orlando, the... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Professional Services

By the numbers, the region’s legal and professional sectors are thriving. With Orlando adding more than 1,000 jobs per week, those sectors are doing more than their fair share to... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Sports

The victories keep coming. Or, as Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, says, “We’re a big-league city; we have a lot of teams to root for.” Indeed, Hogan, for... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Construction and Real Estate

Construction and Real Estate With $10 billion-plus in infrastructure projects underway, there’s a lot of commercial construction happening in Orlando. The highlights, of course, are I-4 Ultimate’s highway remake and... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Workforce

“It’s a good problem to have,” says Pam Nabors, president and CEO of CareerSource Central Florida, in talking about the good-news/not-so-good-news scenario of the labor market across the Orlando region.... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando's Future Trajectory

“How do we keep the trajectory moving?” That question comes from Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership, who quickly answers it for himself: “For us to... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Education

In explaining the dynamics behind perhaps the region’s most notable trend in education, Valencia College President Sandy Shugart offers a history lesson. With the Orlando region’s growth occurring relatively late... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Health Care and Medical Sciences

With its highest level of capital dollars being invested, the region’s health care industry is, well, quite healthy. Similarly, the sophistication and effectiveness of related medical science is reaching new... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Energy

“I’ve never seen any-thing like this. This is tremendous.” Marc Hoenstine, director of economic development for Duke Energy in Florida, is talking about Duke’s $4.6 billion grid-modernization program, involving enhancements... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Transportation

With $10 billion in current infrastructure work, the region’s theme of collaboration is perhaps most apparent — and most needed — in the transportation sector. “Collaboration — it’s a treasure... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando Region: Tech Entrepreneurship

Listen to Jerry Ross, president of the Orlando-based National Entrepreneur Center, and it becomes clear he believes entrepreneurship has come of age across the region. “This is the place to... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Orlando: A Region United

With apologies to fans of college football experiencing poll fatigue, the Orlando region places at or near the top in numerous national rankings for economic vitality and quality of life.... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

Affordable housing, wages and transportation dominate Central Florida's challenges

Up to 35 launches in Florida are projected for 2019 with Spaceport seeing possible growth of 20,000 new workers in the next decade Read more »
Published on 12/27/2018

L3 Technologies and Harris merge

The recently announced $15-billion merger between L3 Technologies and Harris, based in Melbourne, creates the sixth-largest defense contractor in the U.S. out of what had been two medium-sized players. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2018

Setting the pace: New Disney contract raises wages to $15 an hour

Disney raises wages to $15 an hour. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Unlocking a new market

Orlando-based Voxx and UniKey team up on keyless tech for the auto industry. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2018

At EASE: An app developed by doctors gives families peace of mind

Billed as “Snapchat from the operating room,” a new app created by three doctors at OrlandoHealth's Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children allows doctors and nurses to communicate with the families of their patients. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2018

Daytona State College reaches out to homeless students

At Daytona State College, the student homeless population had grown from fewer than 30 students just before the 2008-09 recession to about 80... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Calculations: Orange County's string of GOP mayors may be coming to an end

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, a Democrat, is getting a hand from central Florida's typically Republican-leaning business community in his bid for county mayor. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

Getting a Lift: Mears turns to private equity investors to take on ride-sharing companies.

In 1939, Paul Mears Jr. bought three cars and started a taxi business. Over the next 80 years, he and his family built Orlando-based Mears Transportation... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2018

A Brilliant Move: UCF leads a team at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory

A consortium led by the University of Central Florida won a five-year, $20.15-million contract to take over management of the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

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