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Another middle-of-the-pack ranking for Florida’s tech economy

Florida’s technology economy ranks 24th among states, according to a report released Friday by the Information Technology & Information Foundation. The study scores states on such factors as high-tech jobs, foreign investment...

VR labs countersues against Lee County

Lee County faces a new twist to its legal battle to recover $4.7 million it gave to a high-tech health drink startup. VR Labs Inc. filed a counterclaim against Lee County on...

Berridge stepping down at The Corridor

The outgoing president of The Corridor, a tech-based partnership that includes three Florida universities, says Central Florida’s tech community needs to get its investment message together. The region needs a study on investment...

Sanford Burnham’s handoff to UF driven by shrinking research money, documents show

Losing money and tapped out of state incentives, Sanford-Burnham — a centerpiece of Orlando's Medical City — began exploring strategies to leave Central Florida as early as last fall. Lured with more...

EA’s Daryl Holt: Lack of film incentives means fewer gaming jobs

July, the official end to Florida’s film incentive program, is approaching quickly. While the lack of funds will be a big blow to the local film industry and Florida’s ability to...

Florida’s innovation economy sputtering, recent analyses show

It seems as if every state and metro area is striving to be an “innovation economy” these days — indeed, President Barack Obama talked about it in his State of the...

Private aviation company seeks $966,000 in incentives from Fort Lauderdale and Florida

A company described as the "Uber of private aviation" is seeking $960,000 in economic incentives from the city of Fort Lauderdale and the state. The unidentified company could only be JetSmarter, a...

Trigaux: As Florida seeks top 10 status as best business state, red flag rises...

In the eternal quest to appeal more to business than other states, Florida's managed to haul itself out of some pretty mediocre years. After scoring an impressive 8 among 50 states...

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...

EDC records case won’t go to Florida Supreme Court

The Fifth District Court of Appeal has denied a motion to send a widely watched local public records case to the Florida Supreme Court. Instead, the case involving public access to records of...
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