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Innovative University Partnerships Advance the Fintech Landscape in FloridaAs the “Fintech” industry’s need for employees with advanced IT and cybersecurity skills grows, locations that can provide such a workforce are becoming hotbeds for the industry.
2018 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Southern States Continue Their DominationFavorable business tax climates and competitive labor environments — as well as aggressive utility economic development programs — have helped the Southern States to come out on top.
2018 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Fifth Year in a RowCompetitive labor environments and leading workforce development programs, low taxes and utility costs, favorable regulatory environments, and cooperative state governments are among the top-ranked states’ pro-business attributes.
Orlando: A Prime Destination for a STEM WorkforceAlthough Orlando already has a labor pool possessing STEM skills, it continues to build that resource through a collaboration between its educational institutions, the tech community, and government.
How Innovation and Tourism Work Side By Side in OrlandoThe success of Orlando’s theme park industry and cross-disciplinary technology innovation have led to the region becoming a leading destination for high-tech companies.
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: California, Florida, Illinois and New York Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations over 12 Million
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States’ Efforts to Attract High-Value Investment & Large Job-Creating ProjectsMore than 200 projects across multiple states brought with them the promise -- in total -- of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment.
Why Top Consulting Firms Are Choosing This LocationAn educated labor pool, top-notch international airport, and a unified community of governmental and business leaders facilitated the selection of Orlando by several high-profile professional consulting firms.
Challenges Facing the International Project Manager of an FDI projectAn interview with Franck Mouriaux, chief engineer at RUAG Schweiz and project manager at RUAG Space in Florida, helps shed light on the process and challenges a foreign company faces when setting up a facility in the U.S.
Location Notebook: Cape Coral-Desirable for Business Owners and Residents AlikeA pro-business environment and an enviable quality of life have made Cape Coral a haven for biomedical and other light manufacturing companies.
Startup Scene Emerges in Tampa BayEntrepreneurs are seeing healthy investment opportunities in the Tampa Bay region, and the area is now how to more than 150 tech startups.
St. Pete Grows SmartIts smart growth policies have helped St. Petersburg, Florida, to preserve its “charm” while attracting a diverse group of businesses.
A New Age for St. Pete, FLMillennials are being drawn to St. Pete’s affordable cost of living and outdoor recreational opportunities, while businesses benefit from the area’s transportation options and access to a skilled workforce provided by five institutions of higher learning.
2017 Top States Commentary: Availability of Existing Talent Should Also Be Taken into AccountShovel-ready sites, speed of permitting, and workforce development programs put the South in the lead, but taking availability of existing talent into account may have place more populous states higher in the rankings.
OneWeb Satellites and Airbus Open Production Facility on Merritt Island Florida’s Space Coast