Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tech wages lag in Florida, study finds

Despite a growing number of tech jobs in Florida, the state comes up short on wages, a new report concludes Florida ranks fifth in the nation for the growth of tech jobs...

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...

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 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...

Maitland’s Viewpost has shed 80 jobs in two years

A Maitland-based company once held up as an example of Central Florida's tech job growth has shed more than 80 jobs - or 46 percent of its workforce - during the...

Proposed computer coding bill may open door to future workforce

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would give grade school students the chance to choose computer coding as a foreign language as opposed to other languages such as Spanish or...

Virtual-reality tech could mean boom for Orlando

Rob Catto has long believed virtual reality would become viable and affordable for personal video games in homes and arcades. The image-producing headsets are getting smaller, less expensive and able to deliver...

Florida’s life sciences industry is on the map

One measure of Florida’s struggle to stimulate the development of a life sciences industry is the money that went into the state’s Innovation Incentive Program. Established a decade ago under former Gov....

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...

DiBello: Florida must grow aerospace talent pipeline

A shortage of aerospace talent threatens to become the “Achilles heel” in state efforts to grow the industry, Space Florida CEO Frank DiBello said Tuesday. “I would even go so far as...
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