May 7, 2021


Around the State- Central- May 2001

An Assist From Taxpayers?Magic owner Rich DeVos wants the county to raise its tourist tax to pay for a new Ken Ibold To hear Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2001

Central Florida Region

Lake, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2001

Around the State- Central- March 2001

The Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Central Florida's primary economic development group, can make a good case that its region enjoys Florida's strongest economy. The area, encompassing Orange, Osceola, Lake... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Feb. 2001

L.A. Times?Behind a few superficial similarities are some concerns about torrid growth.By Ken IboldWith a population of around 1.5 million, greater Orlando is still a long way from joining the... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2001

Around the State- Central Florida- Jan. 2001

Daytona Beach -- The Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a web database that allows prospective diners to pick local restaurants by cuisine, price range and keyword,... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2001

Around the State- Central- Dec. 2000

Staying After SchoolOrange County gets help from businesses to fund a successful after-school program.By Ken Ibold When Orange County started an after-care program to serve middle schoolers, County Chairman Mel... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Nov. 2000

Parramore AmourComing soon to a languishing neighborhood in downtown Orlando: $1,150-a-month apartments and a showcase headquarters for an established firm.By Ken IboldHughes Supply plans to move its corporate headquarters just... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Oct. 2000

Loading the BasesArmed with new ammo, baseball teams are likely to step up their spring training stadium demands.By Ken IboldThe phenomenon of major league teams being able to win public... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Sept. 2000

Minding Their MannersTimeshare companies are trying to reach more customers without appearing predatory.By Ken Ibold You've heard the pitch before: Sit through a sales session for a timeshare resort and... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Aug. 2000

Animal AttractionEco-tourism moves into the mainstream, bridging the gap between entertainment and education.In one corner: the traditional theme parks. With everything planned and controlled, the Disney World approach results in... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2000

Around the State- Central- July 2000

On the ApproachGrowth is taking off in southeast Orlando -- with upscale homes planned close to an airport runway.By Ken IboldThe expansion of Lake Nona on the edge of the... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2000

Around the State- Central- June 2000

Safety in NumbersBy Ken Ibold The Disney Institute, which for four years has encouraged visitors to expand their intellectual horizons, has a new message: Bring nine friends, or don't come... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2000

Around the State- Central- May 2000

And Then There Was OneMetro Savings in Orlando is being sold, leaving just one black-owned banking institution in the state.By Mike Vogel"We're a $10-million shop that's been a $10-million shop... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2000


Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2000

Around the State- Central- March 2000

Traffic SnarlsProposed Interstate roadwork offers Orlando commuters little relief.By Ken IboldGov. Jeb Bush's plan to expand Interstate 4 from Disney to I-95 will take 10 years and cost up to... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Feb. 2000

Take this Job and Love ItResponding to a shortage of workers and brisk turnover, call center operators pile on the perks.By Ken IboldFrom the annoying dinnertime telemarketers to the helpful... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Jan. 2000

Cape Canaveral -- The $120-million makeover of Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex is virtually complete, and the center will soon announce the next round of improvements -- costing maybe another... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2000

Around the State- Central- Jan. 1999

Cape Canaveral -- The Boeing Co. intends to boost its development of a commercial launch facility at Cape Canaveral Air Station, generating 250 new jobs. Some 20 local, state and... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1999

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