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Florida’s high-tech economy matures

Usually when we think of technology, the mind turns toward California’s Silicon Valley, the Research Triangle in North Carolina, Route 128 around Boston and Austin, Texas. It’s now time to add Florida’s High...

Trigaux: Site selectors issue warning to state (and Pinellas) economy if Enterprise Florida is...

A pair of site selection experts hired by Pinellas County this year to give an unvarnished look at the high-density county's challenging prospects for economic development and better wages offered up...

BRIDG CEO on potential top-secret status for smart-sensor center

Osceola County’s Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center opened April 13 and already there are talks of possibly having an identical building in the same area — if its managing group BRIDG pursues and...

University of Florida names new director of technology transfer

The University of Florida has a new O’Connell to welcome in Gainesville. After a thorough national search, UF has selected Jim O’Connell as the new assistant vice president for technology transfer...

Sanford Burnham director on future of Lake Nona institute, figuring out ‘our new business...

When Layton Smith was asked about the fate of Sanford Burnham in Lake Nona during Orlando Business Journal's Doing Business in Medical City event on April 13, it was a question he was all too...

Knight Foundation grants $1.2M to new urban research organization

The Knight Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to support a research initiative that aims to provide information on South Florida’s economic, entrepreneurial, creative and technological assets and provide ideas for growth. The...

Knight Foundation, FIU, Creative Class Group team up to expand innovation research

As South Florida leaders work to develop a tech and startup ecosystem, they find that hard numbers are tough to come by. Startups come and go, current tech employment can be...

Osceola’s high-tech BRIDG at NeoCity set for April 13 opening

The highly anticipated high-tech research center near Kissimmee, now known as BRIDG, has announced its grand opening will be at 10 a.m. April 13. The project is now referred to as BRIDG at...

Moran Institute opening office in Jacksonville

Saying Jacksonville fits its niche, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship intends to open an office on the Southside about May 1. “Our job is to help existing businesses grow and...

Economic development leader on Enterprise Florida’s possible end: ‘We are very concerned’

A tech firm in Denver made it clear what it needs from Florida in order to establish its East Coast regional office in Titusville: incentives. Unfortunately, that option may soon be unavailable...
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