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Melbourne e-cigarette manufacturer to move operations from China to Florida

Niraj Patel's family has a long history in the tobacco industry, and Patel's venture to carry on the family legacy soon may...

Cannabis and produce facility designer to build DeLand ‘tech center’

A DeLand-based company that services growers and produce shippers is planning some growth of its own.  Dade Service Corp.,...

Exclusive: Electric battery maker Microvast plans Orlando R&D center, new high-wage jobs

A manufacturer of lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles will charge up its operations in Central Florida, creating tech jobs in the...

Orange County approves $2 million to diversify economy amid COVID-19 recovery

Orange County commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend nearly $2 million to stimulate and diversify the local economy as Central Florida seeks to...

Lockheed snags huge Air Force deals for missile work in Orlando

A pair of missile contracts will launch new local work for Lockheed Martin Corp. The U.S. Air Force awarded...

Exclusive: Anuvia to expand fertilizer manufacturing operations in Plant City

A Winter Garden-based sustainable fertilizer maker soon will harvest the full capabilities of its retrofitted manufacturing center.  Anuvia Plant...

Investors leaving California create opportunity for Orlando tech sector

California venture capitalists are flocking to cheaper Sunbelt cities, and many want Orlando to get in on the action. 

Esports startup Player Epic to add tech jobs

Johnny Williams played four years of college football at the University of Kentucky and spent time with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh...

3 ways EA’s college football video games will boost the Orlando economy

Electronic Arts Inc.'s upcoming college football games are primed to create jobs and business opportunities outside the walls of the game developer's...

Tech startup Leasecake gets investment to expand its software beyond real estate

Leasecake Inc. has closed a $3 million investment round that will expand its commercial real estate software, the company announced Feb. 16. 

Seeking Black talent can help local tech businesses amid worker shortage

There is no excuse for a lack of Black representation in the tech sector. That's because talent shortages exist...

UCF, tech firm and VC fund launch Central Florida lab to grow blockchain biz

Central Florida blockchain businesses will have more opportunities to grow thanks to a new nonprofit lab that has millions of dollars in...

Business accelerator Burnout to triple its video game projects in 2021

Burnout Game Ventures LLC doubled its projects in 2020, and it aims to triple that number this year. The...

Orlando software exec: Set goals, not quotas, to hire more diverse leadership

Ray Gilley's first job in a corporate environment was with a large company in Florida, where he witnessed an important lesson in...

Black workers are underrepresented in this industry. Here’s why that’s changing.

If Mick Golson came home as a kid complaining about something he couldn’t do, the future chief operating officer of Engineering & Computer Simulations...

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