Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lights, camera, incentives: Industry leaders focus on creating new film funding program

Florida’s once-thriving film incentive program is dead, but John Luxisn’t giving up on efforts to create a new one. In the last three years, Florida lost more than 50 film and TV projects...

Computer coding instead of foreign language? Swap back in Florida Senate

State senators are trying again this year to pass a bill that would allow students to take computer coding in place of foreign language classes and still qualify for admission to...

Incentive cuts could stymie Orlando’s hunt for higher-paid jobs, officials say

Alan Horne was worried last year about finding a job in manufacturing when he moved back to Orlando where he had gone to high school. He’d spent 20 years working as...

What will Trump administration mean for NASA and space?

A return to the moon is gaining traction. A trip to an asteroid looks iffy. And Mars is still the ultimate destination. The space program did not get much attention in last year's...

Tampa Bay tech community responds to Trump immigration order

Response from the Tampa Bay technology community to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration has been low key compared to other parts of the United States. “TBTF and its members are monitoring...

Immigration order shakes up tech industry, but impact unclear for Tampa Bay’s two biggest...

Some of the biggest customers and partners of Tech Data Corp. and Jabil Circuit Inc. are speaking out against an executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump. Among those taking issue with the order are...

This proposed bill may help local startups net funding

When an entrepreneur pitches a business service or product idea to an audience, he or she has to leave out a key point: how much money is needed from an investor...

Miami Beach commissioners crack down on Airbnb

Airbnb may have generated $131 million for Miami’s economy this year, but the boon won’t save it from scrutiny. Miami Beach Commissioners voted Wednesday to require residents to submit affidavits before advertising their...

Medical marijuana deliveries begin

Knox Medical today ushers in a new era of medicine for the state of Florida, sending out its first batch of medical cannabis deliveries to qualified patients. With plans underway to open...

A look at Sanford Burnham’s shortfall

Orlando dry cleaners, day cares, and real estate offices are among businesses that would have benefited from a $4.8 million economic boost if Sanford Burnham had met job goals, according to...
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