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It’s official: Orlando to bid for Amazon headquarters

Retail and tech giant Amazon.com Inc. is on the hunt for a location for its second headquarters— and Orlando is on the list. The Seattle-based company (Nasdaq: AMZN) released an request for...

Osceola County, BRIDG leaders share funding challenges, solutions for 500-acre tech campus

The well-known catchphrase from the movie “Field of Dreams” — if you build it, they will come — might be true in the case of the $75 million Florida Advanced Manufacturing...

Enterprise Florida pays out $430K to departing workers

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's job recruiting agency is paying nearly $500,000 to employees who are leaving amid a major shakeup pushed by Gov. Rick Scott. Records requested by The Associated Press show that...

Moran Institute opening office in Jacksonville

Saying Jacksonville fits its niche, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship intends to open an office on the Southside about May 1. “Our job is to help existing businesses grow and...

Nanotech firm VP: ‘Make something nice’ if you want to grow NeoCity

Unique buildings, nice homes, good schools and a focus on being a top place for research are what will help Osceola's 500-acre tech campus NeoCity better attract distant companies to relocate...

See where Tampa lands among ‘most enterprising cities’

Tampa ranks No. 2 nationwide in a new survey of “most enterprising cities.” The survey, which looks at online sales by small to medium-sized businesses, found that San Diego, Tampa and Irvine,...

Knight Foundation, FIU, Creative Class Group team up to expand innovation research

As South Florida leaders work to develop a tech and startup ecosystem, they find that hard numbers are tough to come by. Startups come and go, current tech employment can be...

UCF, UF planned to partner on taking over Sanford Burnham

UCF planned to join the University of Florida in its now-delayed quest to take over Sanford Burnham, Orlando’s leading medical research center, internal emails from the two universities show. The emails leading...

Orlando chamber seeks advice from Cleveland’s JumpStart

The Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday hosted Ray Leach, founder of Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc., a consulting group that focuses on building startup communities. Leach spoke twice to chamber members Thursday,...

How VR reinvigorated the theme park capital of the world

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