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Car Rental Company Brings Jobs, Headquarters to Fort Lauderdale
Friday, November 17, 2017
By Caitie Switalski | WLRN Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and the Greater Fort Lauderdale helped Sixt Rent-a-car Chief Executive Erich Sixt open the North American Headquarters. A pair of very large scissors and an orange carpet were rolled out in the Fort Lauderdale sun Friday afternoon. The orange-themed German rental car company, Sixt-Rent-A-Car,
 
Marine Research Hub Is Unveiled At The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
By Caitie Switalski | WLRN Dr. Tracey Sutton presented what Nova Southeastern University is doing to expand deep ocean exploration. Dr. Guy Harvey was the keynote speaker, and made his case for funding more shark research in the Marine Research Hub. A view of some of the luxury yachts Thursday morning at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat
 
58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off Wednesday
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Ian Margol – Reporter FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicked off Wednesday and this year's event has an even bigger economic impact for the state than a Super Bowl does. Early Wednesday morning, before the buyers started walking through the boat show, vendors set up to make their pitches. "There
 
Crains- Career Path: When small-business experience is a big help
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Broward County native Bob Swindell said he has long been proud of what the community has to offer residents and businesses but did not originally see himself acting as an advocate for the community’s economic development. He started in small business, running an industrial-supply company for the first two decades of his career, but now serves as
 
Jobless rates fall and Broward’s rate drops like a rock. But that’s not the whole Irma story.
Friday, October 20, 2017
BY NANCY DAHLBERG If there is going to be an Irma Effect, it hasn’t shown up in the South Florida and state unemployment numbers — except in one county. But statewide and in South Florida, employment took a beating in September and the sectors dependent on tourism and construction suffered, likely because of lost work due to the hurricane.
 
How Parts Specialist Heico Grew into a Multibillion-Dollar Corporation From Its Fort Lauderdale Base
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Aerospace manufacturers derive a good chunk of their profits from selling spare parts, the price of which – much to airlines’ annoyance – tends to rise each year. This has led to more demand for unbranded parts, known as PMA, which offer equivalent reliability and performance to original equipment, but at a lower cost. Hollywood,
 
Sun, Sand, Unicorns: Making a Case for Florida's Tech Scene
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
By Jonathan Levin, Flush with venture capital funding from the likes of Alibaba and Google, Magic Leap Inc. founder Rony Abovitz is attempting to marry the real world with the imaginary. Don a pair of his mixed-reality goggles and -- according to the hype -- fire-breathing dragons may appear in your living room and life-size whales could swim through your
 
Cover Story: Inside South Florida's push to become a pharma hub
Thursday, August 24, 2017
By Keith Larson, Reporter, SFBJ Inside a small refrigerated warehouse at Miami International Airport, lies an array of pharmaceutical products that consumers rely on everyday. From here, the drugs will be moved onto a LATAM Cargo plane and eventually distributed throughout the world. A LATAM Cargo plane takes off from Miami International Airport. MIA is
 
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