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AT&T launches gigabit service in Orlando

If you're looking for super-fast Internet speed, you're in luck as AT&T Inc.on Sept. 28 launched its gigabit service in Orlando. The Dallas-based communications company's (NYSE: T) ultra-fast Internet service U-Verse with AT&T...

First tech park project planned

The nine-acre Technology Park, completed in downtown Pensacola in 2011, could soon have a four-story, 70,000-square-foot commercial building as its first occupant. The proposal, designed by Pensacola-based Caldwell Associates Architects, will go before the Gateway...

Investing in economic development incentives will boost Florida’s economy

Florida TaxWatch, the state’s premier government watchdog group, today released a report calling for the Legislature to invest in the state’s economic incentive programs to continue to grow the economy and...

Creative Village lands new tech firm tenant

Downtown Orlando's $1 billion Creative Village mixed-use development has landed a tech firm as its anchor tenant for its first office building. Arrow Sky Media LLC, which Orlando Business Journal reported earlier as possibly selecting...

Exclusive: Arrow Sky Media CEO on creating ‘upward of 300 jobs’

In addition to creating the jobs, Arrow Sky Media will take up 45,000 to 60,000 square feet of space as an anchor tenant inside Creative Village's planned office building once it's...

Orlando to bid on new Amazon headquarters, officials confirm

Retail and tech giant Amazon has invited Orlando-area leaders to bid for its second major U.S. headquarters, a project it has been shopping around and could create 50,000 jobs for its...

Enterprise Florida releases economic development results for 2014-15

Enterprise Florida on Aug. 20 released updates on economic development efforts in its 2014-15 fiscal year, which included the creation of more than 33,0000 total jobs and $2.74 billion in capital investment...

Scripps president discusses research mission, new philanthropic fund

Visiting the island Thursday as president of Scripps Research Institute, Steve Kay brought along top scientists in fields such as molecular therapeutics, neuroscience, and metabolism and aging. At Scripps Florida, a...

Proposed computer coding bill may open door to future workforce

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would give grade school students the chance to choose computer coding as a foreign language as opposed to other languages such as Spanish or...

Tech industry leasing more space in South Florida

Office leasing by tech companies has doubled in the last two years, according to a report Monday by commercial real estate company CBRE. The report was released in coordination with the eMerge...
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