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Florida gives too much incentive money to large companies, watchdog group says

Florida lawmakers were "prudent" in rejecting Gov. Rick Scott's request for $250 million in economic incentives last month, says a new report by a Washington D.C. non-profit that tracks public spending for...

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...

Scott questions Sanford Burnham move

Rick Scott's office sent a sharply worded letter to Sanford Burnham and UF on Friday, indicating the governor was kept in the dark and demanding answers about what their negotiations would mean for...

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...

Team Orlando, high-paying jobs need future investment, experts say

A long-term effort to ensure the future of Orlando’s simulation and training tech industry has finally paid off, but the work isn’t over to maintain that future. The cluster of military and...

‘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...

Lawmakers could leave film incentives on cutting-room floor

Movie and television industry advocates are hoping this year's effort to renew a tax incentive program is a classic underdog story like "Rocky," "Rudy" or "Hoosiers." But political tensions, budget constraints and...

Here’s why OneWeb may expand more on Florida’s Space Coast

OneWeb founder Greg Wyler signed a deal in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 26 to provide more than 200,000 homes with internet access — a move that may lead to the company...

These projects may give glimpse at future of Osceola’s tech campus

The land surrounding Osceola County's future 100,000-square-foot high-tech facility is currently grass and dirt as far as the eye can see. But in a few years, that area could be a...

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...
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