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Here’s what Amazon wants for its new HQ2

Retail and tech giant Amazon.com inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is making it clear what it's looking for in order for its new second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, to come to Orlando. In its eight-page...

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...

Miami, Fort Lauderdale hope to land Amazon’s second HQ

Miami-Dade County is bidding to become the site for Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters, potentially bringing to the region a $5 billion investment and more than 50,000 new jobs over the next...

Labor, permits, new frontiers: Brevard County leaders share challenges, successes

Brevard County certainly is in growth mode — and that can create a few hurdles, too. With all the rocket, satellite and aircraft activity — as well as the 14,500-acre expanding Viera...

Osceola County, BRIDG leaders share funding challenges, solutions for 500-acre tech campus

The well-known catchphrase from the movie “Field of Dreams” — if you build it, they will come — might be true in the case of the $75 million Florida Advanced Manufacturing...

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...

Enterprise Florida won’t change, new chief Antonacci says

Expect little change in direction of the state’s business-recruitment agency under its new management. Pete Antonacci, a former general counsel for Gov. Rick Scott who was appointed last month as president and...

Lack of funds may lead to lost opportunities for smart sensor group

The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, a $75 million, 109,000-square-foot smart sensor hub that opened in April, is expected to provide a huge economic impact for Osceola County — and perhaps...

Building a BRIDG: Smart-sensor group CEO shares updates on new campus, partnerships

Chester Kennedy is a busy man these days. The CEO of Bridging the Innovation Development Gap (BRIDG) — the group that manages and operates Osceola County’s $70 million, 100,000-square-foot Florida Advanced Manufacturing...

See where Tampa lands among ‘most enterprising cities’

Tampa ranks No. 2 nationwide in a new survey of “most enterprising cities.” The survey, which looks at online sales by small to medium-sized businesses, found that San Diego, Tampa and Irvine,...
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