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California is Rolling in Dough

Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus. ...

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Featured Video: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the public/private partnership for Broward County, and the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development work together for the purpose of allocating and leveraging collective economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality, and global competitiveness of Broward County as a superior business location. ...

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FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue. ...

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GE, Florida Power & Light Celebrate Energy Smart Florida

In 2009, FPL received a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help fund Energy Smart Florida and $600 million in grid improvements throughout FPL’s 35-county service territory. The program is being celebrated four years later. ...

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Rising Export Volumes Spur Inland Port Development Across the U.S.

According to a report from Jones Lang LasSalle, rising export volumes will spur inland port development across the U.S. and will play an essential role in the country's import/export cycle. ...

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Hertz Announces Corporate Headquarters Relocation To Florida

Hertz chose Lee County, FL primarily because of its diverse community appeal, work force availability, and accessibility. The company worked closely with Florida Governor Rick Scott as well as other state and county government and business leaders throughout the decision-making process. ...

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COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue. ...

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Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast. ...

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From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen. ...

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Boeing To Consolidate Flight Training Facilities From Seattle To Miami

Idea meets strategy of bringing training closer to customer operations. Flight simulators and certain operations to locate in Miami, where facility and capabilities will better serve global airlines. ...

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