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OneWeb plans to build, launch satellites in Florida, with Virgin Galactic

Florida's Space Coast is getting two major new players, OneWeb and possibly Virgin Galactic, with a plan to collaborate on launching hundreds of satellites. The founder of OneWeb, Greg Wyler, confirmed to...

Year in review: Top 3 Central Florida incentive deals in 2015

When it comes to attracting a top company to Central Florida or helping a local business grow rapidly, incentive deals are sometimes the best bet. And there were plenty of deals...

Miami Finance Forum, Knight plan half-day entrepreneur event Feb. 24

The Miami Finance Forum and the Knight Foundation are hosting "Mapping Miami’s Financial Future 2017: Key South Florida Leaders Driving Entrepreneurial and Business Success" at the Four Seasons Hotel at 1435...

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...

Enterprise Florida tabs Mike Grissom as interim chief

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's embattled business-recruitment agency Tuesday named its executive vice president as interim CEO --- a day after the top position was abruptly vacated by Chris Hart. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott and House...

A weakened Enterprise Florida battles external critics, internal angst

Gov. Rick Scott and dozens of business leaders running Enterprise Florida, the state's chief economic development arm, were riding high during their January board meeting here. "We have momentum," Scott said, ticking...

Public Research Delivers $970 Million Impact to Florida

The Institute for Commercialization of  Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced today results of a new study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc.® (WEG), a boutique economic consulting firm led...

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...

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...

In building an innovation economy in Miami, look to the arts for proven model...

As an early adopter of many early initiatives in Miami’s startup scene, I’ve enjoyed several years of conversations surrounding the hows and whys of investing in a technology-enabled entrepreneurial ecosystem. Most recently,...
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