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Businessman Bob Rommel files for state House seat

Naples entrepreneur Bob Rommel has announced he is running for Florida House District 106, a seat currently held by Kathleen Passidomo who announced she is running for state Senate. Rommel, president of...

‘Aero-Space Coast’ should think big for 2025

Steven Covey’s book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People says “Begin with the End in Mind.” Now is an appropriate time for we the people of Brevard to instruct our political and civic...

Mayor, CEO announce .MIAMI domain name launch

Move over, .NYC -- you are not the only master of your domain. Beginning Oct. 2, Miami will become the third U.S. city with a dedicated Internet domain name, Miami Mayor Tomás...

AT&T expands its super-fast service to Orlando

"Google, who?" That's what many AT&T U-verse users in Orlando may say once the Dallas-based telecommunications company completes the expansion of its super-fast service. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced Sept. 14 it...

Gov. Scott, lawmakers clash over funneling tax dollars to businesses

Gov. Rick Scott's mantra for years has been jobs, jobs, jobs. Now a key fund used to offer money to businesses that create jobs is dwindling, and he's clashing with his...

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...

Tampa technology company adds 147 jobs through incentives

ConnectWise, which bills itself as the most successful technology company in the Tampa Bay area, has hired 147 new employees since February 2014 using state grant money as an incentive to...

Enterprise Florida releases economic development results for 2014-15

Enterprise Florida on Aug. 20 released updates on economic development efforts in its 2014-15 fiscal year, which included the creation of more than 33,0000 total jobs and $2.74 billion in capital investment...
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