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Investment heavy hitters place big bets on South Florida tech firms
Friday, June 23, 2017
SFBJ -- To score capital from leading investors, scale a startup and win big, you’ve got to be in Silicon Valley, Austin or other tech hubs, the conventional wisdom goes. But more South Florida-based companies are bucking that trend, and their deep-pocketed investors say they plan to place bets here again.It’s who is investing –
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 29,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Friday, June 16, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 28,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May, dropping 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses
 
Aviation and aerospace: South Florida’s $41 billion economic engine – and growing
Friday, June 16, 2017
By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal Some aspects of South Florida’s aviation and aerospace economy – like the airliners taking off and landing from our airports ever few minutes – are obvious. But a large part of this major economic engine can be found in unexpected places. Surrounded by wetlands in northern
 
Sun, Sand and Drugs:  How a Beach Town became a Biotech Hub
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Bob Swindell The pharmaceutical industry was once an elusive market with its facilities confined to traditional powerhouse cities such as Boston and San Francisco. But today’s Pharma companies have diversified significantly as pockets of corporate offices, manufacturers and R&D facilities are being found in seemingly surprising places.
 
What’s the average tech salary? How many startups are sprouting? A by the numbers look
Sunday, June 11, 2017
By Nancy Dahlberg. The Miami Herald, Where the jobs are: Magic Leap’s headquarters in Plantation. Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com As South Florida strives to develop a technology hub, here is a look at some measures of entrepreneurial and tech sector strength for the Miami area and Florida markets: Number of tech startups in South Florida:
 
Scott signs tax holidays for supplies
Friday, May 26, 2017
Gov. Rick Scott signed a $180 million tax cut bill Thursday that includes two sales tax holidays that are right around the corner. Next weekend, June 2-4, a three-day emergency preparedness sales tax holiday means ice, batteries, first-aid kits, gas tanks, coolers and generators will be tax free. The sales-tax holiday is expected to save Floridians $4.5
 
New luxury apartments rise in growing Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, May 25, 2017
By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The proliferation of high-rise buildings with high-design architecture and resort-style amenities in South Florida has been heading north. While in Miami-Dade County foreign buyers dominate the condo-flipping mania, Broward County offers more stability. Fort Lauderdale's skyline is
 
Fort Lauderdale Alliance efforts bring 1,075 new jobs, $207M investment in first half of fiscal year
Monday, May 15, 2017
By Emon Reiser The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance assisted companies in creating 1,075 new positions and retaining 1,688 jobs in the first half of its fiscal year. The official public/private economic development partnership on Monday outlined its progress at its Mid-Year Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six to more than 500 attendees. The South
 
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