Thursday, January 24, 2019
Home Economic Development

Economic Development

Enterprise Florida leader resigns amid agency’s struggle to survive

Chris Hart has resigned as president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, the embattled state agency for economic development. Hart does not share the same vision for Enterprise Florida as Gov. Rick Scott, Hart said in...

UF, Sanford Burnham say transfer is only option

The state may have no other option but to accept the transfer of Sanford Burnham Prebys’ biomedical research facilities to the University of Florida, according to two letters sent to Gov....

Orlando improves a little on key index of entrepreneurial activity

Orlando improved slightly on a key ranking of entrepreneur activity for 2016. The Kauffman Index for Main Street companies ranked Orlando at No. 37 overall for entrepreneurial activity, up from No. 39...

Research Park at FAU, FPL named economic development winners

Bob Swindell, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton; and Florida Power & Light in Jupiter were among the award...

Lack of funds may lead to lost opportunities for smart sensor group

The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, a $75 million, 109,000-square-foot smart sensor hub that opened in April, is expected to provide a huge economic impact for Osceola County — and perhaps...

House votes to kill Gov. Rick Scott’s job program

The House voted to eliminate the state’s main economic development agency and impose strict oversight measures on its tourism marketing group Friday, a move that drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Rick...

A look at Sanford Burnham’s shortfall

Orlando dry cleaners, day cares, and real estate offices are among businesses that would have benefited from a $4.8 million economic boost if Sanford Burnham had met job goals, according to...

Here’s where Florida leads and lags in the tech-driven economy

Florida ranks No. 24 among the 50 states in a newly released report that measures the capacities needed to thrive in an economy driven by technological innovation. Florida improved its overall standing...

Inside look at plans for Osceola’s 500-acre tech campus

Design firm Perkins + Will is already busy creating the framework for Osceola County's 500-acre tech campus. Osceola County last week finalized a $625,000 contract with Perkins + Will to create a master plan...

Volusia should seize aerospace opportunity

Imagine, if you will, a commercial aerospace industry cluster location that designs, tests, manufactures, launches and refurbishes commercial rockets and spacecraft. Imagine about 300 jobs directly related to that site, with...
- Advertisement -