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Amazon.com founder Bezos building rockets in Florida

September 15, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Blue Origin, the aerospace effort of technology entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, will build a $200 million manufacturing facility just south of Kennedy Space Center that will employ about 330…

Business Education

EntreCon tickets now on sale

September 15, 2015

Press release: After months of planning, tickets for EntreCon are now on sale. Presented by The UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, EntreCon is a two-day conference for entrepreneurs, business owners and those who strive to be future…

Business

Good News from around Florida, Sept. 13

September 13, 2015

Orlando Orlando International Airport is in the early stages of a $1.1 billion expansion and now is ready to begin another $1.8 billion worth of work. Read more. Dunedin Known for its eclectic mix of shops,…

Business

Good news from Gov. Rick Scott, Sept. 13

September 13, 2015

Here are the some of the press releases from the governor’s office for the past week: Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at ConnectWise in Tampa On September 8, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff TAMPA, Fla. –…

Business

WUWF report gives clues to the future of DeepFlex

September 11, 2015

WUWF radio has a segment on DeepFlex and its future at the Port of Pensacola. In June 2014, the city announced that DeepFlex agreed to build a $52-million flexible pipe manufacturing and qualification testing facility at…

Business

Florida Taxi vs. Uber battle, Round 2

September 10, 2015

CAB COMPANIES LAUNCH INSURANCE CHALLENGE IN UBER WAR BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Taxicab companies in Broward County and Tallahassee filed their second lawsuit against the state in as many days, this time…

Business

Meanwhile, taxi companies sue state over Uber, Lyft

September 9, 2015

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Taxi companies in Tallahassee and Broward County are suing the state over app-based transportation services, alleging that Florida officials aren’t requiring Uber and Lyft to prove that the…

Business

Sarasota deregulates all taxis, paves way for Uber

September 9, 2015

Yesterday, Sarasota city commissioners unanimously voted ended its months-long debate as to how to regulate Uber, and instead, voted to strip existing regulations on taxicabs. Read more. The Pensacola City Council held a workshop on Uber…

Business

Report: Florida Workers Left Out of Economic Boom

September 7, 2015

By Suzanne Potter, Florida News Connection Over the past 35 years, income inequality in Florida has gotten much worse, according to a new report from Florida International University (FIU). The report, The State of Working Florida…