May 7, 2021

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$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

Consolidated-Tomoka selling off undeveloped land to buy developed land

Founded more than 100 years ago to sell turpentine and pitch to ship owners and groceries to sailors, Consolidated-Tomoka Land... Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

3-D printed rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral

A few weeks into the new year, Relativity, a startup that makes 3-D-printed rockets... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

Counter-Drone Technology to be Commercialized by Embry-Riddle and Drone Defense Systems LLC

New technology that detects and commandeers unauthorized drones, guiding them to land safely, will be commercialized under a licensing agreement between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Drone Defense Systems LLC of Daytona Beach, Fla. Read more »
Published on 5/15/2019

Full Sail University opens video gaming competition arena

Gamer-Dome Full Sail University, the for-profit entertainment industry school in Winter Park, opened a $6-million arena for video gaming competitions that school executives say is the largest e-sports arena on... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

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

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Domino Park, symbol of Little Havana, reopens after COVID closure
Domino Park, symbol of Little Havana, reopens after COVID closure

The sound of laughter and clacking dominoes returned to Little Havana's popular Domino Park on May 3, 2021, as it reopened after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19.

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