Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Incentives make it back into the Florida governor’s budget

Despite a stinging rebuke by the Florida Legislature of a business incentives package earlier this year, Gov. Rick Scott once again will try to persuade lawmakers to approve funding to attract companies to...

South Florida’s IT sector continues to battle high turnover rates, survey shows

A majority of South Florida’s information technology workers see their industry as stagnant and would consider ditching their jobs for a position out of state, an annual survey of more than...

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...

Update: Medical tech firm SMRxT moving into Orlando space in 2016

A medical tech firm confirmed today that it is relocating its New York headquarters to Orlando — a decision that will create 55 high-wage jobs. But currently, the company has not...

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,...

Battery of the future to be built in Tallahassee

Rick Grant has been riding motorcycles for over half a century — since he was 15. The former Navy pilot has a collection of more than two dozen motorcycles, from classic...

Tech talent in South Florida: Making progress?

Ivan Corchado Ruiz found himself in the job market again after the startup tech company he had been working for closed early this year. The iOS developer — who works on the...

House workforce panel ponders ‘dark side of innovation’

A Florida House committee looked into the future, as a panel discussed potential downsides of automation and artificial intelligence. The House Workforce Development & Tourism Subcommittee heard Wednesday...

InternetCoast ‘South Florida Innovation Highlights – STEM & High Tech Employment 2009-2014

InternetCoast released its “STEM & High Tech Employment, 2009 - 2014” Report that is the first analytical report about South Florida’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and high tech industry employment...

Magic Leap could get $9 million in incentives for Broward expansion

The virtual reality company Magic Leap could get $9 million in economic incentives to create 725 jobs. Broward County Commissioners will consider the package Tuesday. The county's portion would be $507,500, plus a...
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