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Another middle-of-the-pack ranking for Florida’s tech economy

Florida’s technology economy ranks 24th among states, according to a report released Friday by the Information Technology & Information Foundation. The study scores states on such factors as high-tech jobs, foreign investment...

Team Orlando, high-paying jobs need future investment, experts say

A long-term effort to ensure the future of Orlando’s simulation and training tech industry has finally paid off, but the work isn’t over to maintain that future. The cluster of military and...

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...

Michael H. Morris: Entrepreneurship can reduce poverty in Gainesville

The cycle of poverty remains a vexing community challenge across our nation, and Gainesville is no exception. The overall poverty rate in the United States is about 13.5 percent, representing 43.1...

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...

Tech Data HQ expansion is a first for Largo’s new economic development tool

Tech Data Corp. is the first company to take advantage of a new economic development initiative by the city of Largo. Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) will get a property tax break each year...

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...

Florida’s life sciences industry is on the map

One measure of Florida’s struggle to stimulate the development of a life sciences industry is the money that went into the state’s Innovation Incentive Program. Established a decade ago under former Gov....

Space Coast job growth surges as aerospace and rocket firms take off

Florida’s Space Coast is beginning to see big benefits from business diversification as more jobs crop up to support the growing aerospace industry. In fact, the Brevard County region reported just a...

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...
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