| Feb 20, 2011
| 5:16 PM
At Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' second job summit last week, she heard everything from how the county needs to offer domestic partner benefits to how government needs to keep weekend or night hours to increase access for business owners.
| May 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Economic development has reached a new low in Orange County.
The landowners for the proposed Innovation Way East are trying to win approval for their 6,300-home development in the eastern reaches of the county by tying it to a far-from-guarenteed deal to...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 8:02 PM
Four years ago, Anthony and Kristen Bencomo learned they were expecting.
They were thrilled. Their first.
They told everyone. Debated names. Enrolled in Lamaze classes.
Kristen kept doctor appointments. Marveled at her budding baby bump. Wondered why...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 7:43 PM
While Harry Potter's wave of the wand is jolting consumers' spending at Universal Orlando this summer, most of Florida's theme-park industry is still relying on markdown magic to prop up attendance.
It's time again to ask if the industry is using this...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:19 PM
Even a multimillionaire who financed his way into the Governor's Mansion has to be thrifty when it comes to spending his political capital.
And Rick Scott would spend a wad of it if he chooses to kill SunRail.
There are so many development projects,...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse.
They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 1:43 PM
It would be nice if 2011 shaped up to be like the last stretch of a long road trip, when the kids start asking, "Are we there yet?"
At least then we would have some assurance that our destination of economic recovery is just around the next bend.
| Jan 30, 2011
| 2:47 PM
It's been nearly six months since the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission forced out its president and started looking for a new leader to focus on job creation and expansion in the region.
The search for the public-private business recruitment...
| Feb 5, 2010
| 6:31 PM
As the number of domestic passengers flowing through Orlando International Airport decreased nearly 7 percent last year, there was one segment of travelers that continued to grow.
The total number of people riding Disney's Magical Express, the door-to-...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:41 PM
They control some of the largest workforces, biggest budgets and loudest bully pulpits in town.
And they can impact everything from your morning commute to your family's health care and entertainment options.
They are Central Florida's power players....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:14 PM
At 48, after a potpourri of jobs including movie ticket-taker, restaurant server and car stereo installer, Bob Schmerling now works full time in a call center of a major retailer. He lives in a studio apartment, does not have cable TV, pays for his own...