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How Enterprise Florida’s proposed new $250M fund will create more jobs

As news gets around that Enterprise Florida Inc. is running short of cash to close corporate relocation deals, the agency is making a move to stay competitive with a proposed new multimillion-dollar fund. Florida's business...

Gov. Scott calls for new $250M incentive fund

Gov. Rick Scott called for reform of Florida’s incentive program for economic development to attract businesses to the state on Thursday, including a new $250 million fund. “I will ask the Legislature...

Gov. Rick Scott demands Legislature spend $250M for job incentives

Gov. Rick Scott called on Florida legislators Thursday to set aside $250 million in the next state budget for economic incentive programs, an idea that could face resistance from some of...

Exclusive: The missing ingredient to grow local health care biz

In order to build a more robust health care business community in Central Florida, there's one ingredient that needs to be added to the mix: marketing. At an Orlando BioFlorida conference on Oct. 13,...

Entrepreneurship fund aims to help small businesses

The seed for starting the Greater Pensacola Entrepreneur Fund was planted about nine years ago during a trip to Asheville, N.C., by local businessman and philanthropist Quint Studer. The founder of the...

French tech companies to visit Southwest Florida

At least 12 tech-related companies located in France that are interested in bringing their businesses to the United States are planning to visit Southwest Floridanext month, Marshall Goodman, director of Naples Accelerator, said...

8 local organizations seeking a total of $1M from Orlando

There's a number of fund approvals up for discussion at Orlando's city council meeting on Oct. 5 that, if granted, could lead to job creation. Read below to see the highlighted organizations,...

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,...

Making a case for Enterprise Florida

I don't frequently dive into political waters, but I can't help myself this time. Gov. Rick Scott has made jobs the centerpiece of his administration, and it's no surprise that he wants to...

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...
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