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University of Florida names new director of technology transfer

The University of Florida has a new O’Connell to welcome in Gainesville. After a thorough national search, UF has selected Jim O’Connell as the new assistant vice president for technology transfer...

Lack of subsidies in film industry driving Florida jobs to other states

For decades, Florida trailed only New York and Hollywood when it came to landing film and television productions, but in recent years, thousands of Floridians employed by the film industry have...

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,...

Enterprise Florida launches new marketing effort amid funding fight

Enterprise Florida is launching a new statewide marketing effort, amid controversy over funding methods of the state's incentive program to bring new companies to the state. Florida's Secretary of Commerce, Bill Johnson,...

‘Florida: The future is here’ unveiled as slogan of state’s new business branding campaign

lorida unveiled its new state business brand — Florida: The Future Is Here — in an extensive campaign presentation Friday that shows a sleek, 21st-century theme for a state that very much wants...

Florida film industry’s future in the balance as state tax credits dry up

When Live by Night opens in movie theaters in 2017, viewers will be treated to the sights and sounds of Ybor City in the middle of Prohibition. Only they won't be looking at the...

New tech association leader’s goal: To create biz opportunities, more

The Orlando Tech Association's new interim executive director already has a plan in mind for how to build up business opportunities for its members. Jim Thomas was named interim executive director Sept. 9, replacing...

Future of Mantee-Sarasota biotech industry looks quite bright

Manatee County stands poised for major growth in a key economic sector that garners fierce competition nationally. The region's life-sciences industry, one of the focal points of the Bradenton Area Economic...

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...

Here’s what Florida High Tech Corridor may do to increase talent awareness

When DiSTI Corp. won three military contracts totaling $10.6 million in December, the team had to scramble to hire 15 people — mostly software engineers — to meet the demand. And the...
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