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August 14, 2018

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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

Central Florida: In 2018, economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Orlando and Orange County are making progress on economic development and arts and recreation. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Orlando Magic hopes to turn gamers into basketball fans

The Orlando Magic hopes to cash in on a new spin on video gaming. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Spotless: Researchers get an almost dust-free facility for creating smart sensors

Last April, a cadre of local political, business and education leaders gathered for the grand opening of the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

Succession: The search is on for UCF's next president

After a quarter-century on the job, University of Central Florida President John Hitt revealed in October that he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Orlando envisions a sports-theme plan under an I-4 overpass

I-4 cuts an unsightly gash through downtown Orlando, creating an elevated obstacle that separates the central business and nightlife district from the city's sports venues, leaving space beneath the roadway that is relegated mostly to surface parking. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2017

Rising tide: Cruise revenue pushes Port Canaveral toward $100 million

A new generation of leviathan-like cruise ships and a small but fast-growing cargo business has put Port Canaveral on the cusp of a significant milestone: $100 million in revenue. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

Hot water: SeaWorld faces class-action lawsuits and investigations

In June, Orlando-based Sea-World Entertainment disclosed that it has received subpoenas from both the DOJ and the SEC. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Disc golf gives Lake County a sporting chance

Shortly after Alan Jones and his family established a potato farm in northern Manatee County in the late 1980s... Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

Central Florida Business Briefs - August 2017

Roundup of Central Florida business in the news and people on the move. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2017

Shipping and handling: Harris technology tracks cargo in real time

On Jan. 14, SpaceX launced a rocket that carried satellites equipped with the first four antennae... Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

Card games: Fattmerchant chips away at credit card fees

Suneera Madhani is a 30-year-old millennial, a new mom — and the founder of a 3-year-old Orlando company that aims to be the Netflix or Uber of the credit-card processing. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Hop to it: UF professor's project leads to Florida-produced hops

Brian Pearson was in England five or six years ago, vacationing with family after finishing his Ph.D... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Life or death issue in Florida

When Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton ordered Markeith Loyd to stop, police say he shot and killed her. And when the newly elected state attorney Aramis Ayala announced her office would not seek the death penalty for Loyd – or for any future criminal defendants - the announcement enraged everyone from Mina to Gov. Rick Scott. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Central Florida: I-4 and more

Work continues on Orlando's I-4 Ultimate road improvement plan; the SunRail expands; Orlando International Airport expects to complete its people-moving complex as part of a $1-billion expansion. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Two big development projects coming to Lake Nona

The USTA opens its tennis academy, and KPMG announces big plans. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

Dr. P. Barry Butler named new president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa, as the sixth president of the world's leading institution of higher education focusing on aviation, aerospace and research. Read more »
Published on 2/17/2017

Butting heads: Orange County's property appraiser clashes with big business

It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Rick Singh, the elected property appraiser in Orange County, came out of nowhere. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

KPMG to Build State-of-the-Art Learning, Development, and Innovation Facility in Orlando, Fla.

KPMG LLP has unveiled plans to build a state-of-the art learning, development, and innovation facility to further enhance the world-class training capabilities it offers to its partners and professionals. The 55-acre campus will be built in the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona in the City of Orlando, Florida, with construction scheduled to begin in spring 2017. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2017

The science of rebuilding Orlando's science museum

In February 1997, the Orlando Science Center moved into a striking new home, a $48.7-million building overlooking a park. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Following the business: The largest theme park association moves to Orlando

The largest theme park association moves its headquarters to Orlando. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Orange County launches a tech offensive

Orange County this summer announced that it distributed nearly 75,000 computers to students. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

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