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Amazon says HQ2 call drew 238 bids from across North America

Amazon.com said its call for second headquarters proposals received 238 bids from cities and regions in 54 states and provinces across North America. The Seattle-based internet retailer and cloud computing giant launched...

Here’s an economic analysis of Amazon’s HQ2 in Orlando

The bid to lure Amazon Inc.'s second headquarters here has been sent off, and now as the region waits to hear back from the e-commerce giant, the projections show that if...

Here are the priorities for the new Tampa Hillsborough EDC chair

Growing the life sciences industry is a key goal for Dr. Alan List, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center and the new chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. List,...

How VR reinvigorated the theme park capital of the world

Image Credit: Shutterstock VB Recommendations Vungle replaced CEO after learning of arrest for felony assault and child abuse (updated) ProBeat: Microsoft will trim, not kill, Surface lineup The DeanBeat: What...

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...

Osceola County touts NeoCity as possible Amazon home

Amazon’s second headquarters would be a good fit — but unlikely — for the new NeoCity development near Kissimmee, Osceola County manager Don Fisher told a roomful of professionals from Urban...

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...

Business leaders outline keys to growing Northwest Florida’s economy at symposium

Although job creation may never boil down to an easy-to-follow recipe with all but guaranteed results, a handful of Florida Panhandle business professionals offered their essentials to propelling Northwest Florida's economy...

The next tech mecca: An inside look at Osceola County’s NeoCity mixed-use campus

When Chester Kennedy looks out of a large glass window on the second floor of the $75 million Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, he doesn’t just see vast grassy fields with...

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...
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