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EA Tiburon, Lockheed Martin and more talk about the growth of virtual reality industry...

Virtual reality may be a deeper entrance into a computerized environment, but the money and business behind the technology is very real. Estimates show that consumers will spend $5.1 billion on virtual...

Gainesville Delegation of Leaders Travels to Silicon Valley

Fourteen Greater Gainesville leaders in business, education, government and economic development recently traveled to Silicon Valley to educate site selectors, business decision makers and venture capitalists on the opportunities available in Greater Gainesville. This year,...

Enterprise Florida executive board recommends nearly $6M in cuts, including jobs

The executive board that governs Enterprise Florida voted unanimously Thursday to cut nearly $6 million from the agency’s spending, including terminating contracts, closing offices across the world and slashing 26 jobs. The...

VR labs countersues against Lee County

Lee County faces a new twist to its legal battle to recover $4.7 million it gave to a high-tech health drink startup. VR Labs Inc. filed a counterclaim against Lee County on...

Stay and fight! Orlando entreprenuers talk tech scene growth

Improving Orlando's tech scene is a hot topic as city and business leaders often review strategies to attract more talent and major companies. While small startups have more than a few rough...

Broward could lift cap on job growth incentives to help Magic Leap land millions

In order to help augmented reality firm Magic Leap secure up to $9.08 million in public funds, Broward County could lift the awards cap on its job growth incentive program. Currently, the...

While States Spend on Big Businesses, Small Businesses Get Chump Change

In an era of declining entrepreneurship nationally, you'd think state governments would want to do everything they can to encourage small businesses to thrive. After all, the nation's estimated 28 million small businesses account for 99.7 percent...

Why this medical tech firm hasn’t created the jobs it promised yet

Orlando city commissioners will vote Sept. 21 on whether or not to revise an agreement with a pharmaceutical tech firm to create dozens of jobs. SMRxT Inc., a company that was based in...

Hitt: ‘Partnerships, entrepreneurship, innovation’ to advance from Medical City’s new health care leader

Tavistock Group's new health innovation officer, Thomas Graham, is creating excitement among Orlando's business community, as his expertise is expected to advance Lake Nona's Medical City. “Partnerships, entrepreneurship and innovation are already at the...

EA’s Daryl Holt: Lack of film incentives means fewer gaming jobs

July, the official end to Florida’s film incentive program, is approaching quickly. While the lack of funds will be a big blow to the local film industry and Florida’s ability to...
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