Monday, June 26, 2017

Could Trump’s visa plan clobber Miami’s high-tech industries?

A little-noticed executive order signed by President Donald Trump last month could be the first step in tightening restrictions on guest-worker visas that nourish South Florida’s growing high-tech business sector, a...

Trump’s tax plan could bring business, investors to South Florida

Broward County’s marketing slogan to recruit new companies is “Life. Less Taxing.” That could become even more apropos, if President Donald Trump manages to sell his tax cut proposal to Congress.

Uber cheers bill, but debate over ride-sharing regs continues

Legislation regulating Uber and other ride-sharing networks is on its way to the governor, but the debate might not be entirely over. Taxi driver Jennifer Condie in West Palm Beach expressed concerns...

Uber, Lyft regulations bill heads to governor’s desk

After years of debate about the issue, the Florida Senate on Wednesday quickly passed a bill that would create statewide regulations for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The Senate voted 36-1 to approve the bill...

South Florida poised to benefit from new self-driving delivery device legislation

A bill that would allow self-driving devices to be used by companies for deliveries is making its way through the Florida legislature, signifying the Sunshine State’s commitment to innovation. House Bill 601...

Immigration policy shift poses new obstacles for South Florida tech

A pathway to hiring skilled workers vital to South Florida’s growing technology companies has become that much more elusive, with a federal policy memorandum ushering in new restrictions. A U.S. Department of...

Airbnb strikes deals with Miami-Dade, Broward counties

San Francisco-based company Airbnb won big in Florida on Tuesday, striking deals with Miami-Dade, Broward and Sarasota counties. The short-term rental platform provider reached agreements with each of the municipalities to begin...

Column: Yes, businesses want 5G technology, but not this way

Florida's citizens and businesses need an improved wireless infrastructure to drive our economy forward. A key step to building that infrastructure is the placement of "small cell" technology — poles, antennas...

Uber lands major victory in the Florida Senate

A bill that would streamline rules for how companies like Uber and Lyft operate in Florida unanimously cleared the Senate Judiciary committee Tuesday, teeing it up for its final vote in the Senate...

Economic development leader on Enterprise Florida’s possible end: ‘We are very concerned’

A tech firm in Denver made it clear what it needs from Florida in order to establish its East Coast regional office in Titusville: incentives. Unfortunately, that option may soon be unavailable...
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