Thursday, September 19, 2019

Enterprise Florida releases report on job creation by region

Enterprise Florida on Wednesday outlined, by region statewide, the job creation projects with incentive funds in escrow, including eight in Central Florida. Combined, the statewide projects will create more than 21,000 jobs for...

Where Florida ranks on Forbes ‘best states for businesses’

Scoring high marks for growth prospects, but much lower marks for quality of life and business costs, Florida comes in about the middle of the pack in Forbes’ new “Best States for...

Study: Big businesses get lion’s share of Florida’s tax credits

Nearly every dollar spent on one of Florida's largest jobs programs is given to large, often out-of-state companies, a new study says, bolstering concerns from the state's top economist that more...

Study: Florida’s economic development awards ‘profoundly biased’ against small companies, entrepreneurs

Big businesses get the dominant share of economic development incentive awards in Florida and 13 other states, an analysis by Good Jobs First shows. The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit nonpartisan resource center looked at 4,200...

South African tech firm may create dozens of Orlando jobs

A major South African tech company may set up shop in Central Florida, bringing with it more than 100 high-paying jobs. Johannesburg, South Africa-based Cartrack S.A., a company that boasts 450,000 clients...

New medical engineering firm may bring up to 1,000 jobs to Kissimmee

A medical manufacturing and engineering firm is coming to Kissimmee, bringing with it the potential to create up to 1,000 new jobs and $1 million in local economic impact. Infinity Medical Engineering,...

Florida named one of the most entrepreneurial states

If you're looking for a good place to start your small business, Florida should be high on your list, according to a new study by NerdWallet. To determine the most entrepreneurial states, NerdWallet...

No rest for Florida’s biotech competitors

Florida’s $1.5 billion bet on biotech has been slow to bear fruit in part because the nation’s science hubs have responded with spending sprees of their own. Consider Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the Massachusetts Institute...

Boat charter company Yachtico moves global headquarters to Boca Raton

German company that offers online bookings for yacht charters is moving its global headquarters to Boca Raton and plans to employ 50 people there within two years. Yachtico, which started in 2011...

Florida’s top economist diverges from Gov. Rick Scott in job growth strategy

While Gov. Rick Scott was in New York recruiting jobs Thursday, the state's top economist was in Tallahassee telling lawmakers that Florida's strategy for growing the economy is off-base. Economist Amy Baker...
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