January 19, 2020

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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

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

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