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Welcome to Florida, where state dollars are as plentiful as sunshine when it comes to padding private-sector budgets. That was the message received by biotech outfits such as the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, lured here in 2006 with more...
The story of the nonprofit CEO who solicits charity while raking in a giant salary is, by now, becoming a Central Florida cliché. There was NorthStar High School in Orange County, which was a miserable failure academically but paid its principal $824,000...
This week begins the fourth holiday season since the start of the recession — and the almost-as-ruthless recovery. Foreclosures are still a mess. The federal deficit looms over the government's budget like a TSA agent, ready to pat down Social...
An out-of-state biomedical research nonprofit has partnered with the University of South Florida and wants to build a lab that it says will bring new jobs and spark a biomedical industry cluster — all in exchange for big public dollars. Feeling a...
You had lots to say on the issues I wrote about last week. Here's a look inside the mailbag. Dear Beth, If my house sells because of your article, I will send you a nice bottle of my favorite red wine. We still come down from time to time, but it was...
The medical city sprouting in southeast Orlando is behind schedule. So what? The delays mean that the University of Central Florida medical school, UCF's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the M.D....
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By now, if all had gone according to plan, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute would have attracted $15 million in local philanthropy dollars. But as the economy ran dry, so did the big checks. An effort by Sanford-Burnham to sell the...
The stock market's recent Tower of Terror routine — hair-raising free falls followed by a quick bounce back up — was enough to ramp up already heightened fears of a second recession. But unlike the Disney ride, the panic isn't coming to an end...
We are about to find out if Orlando can pull off what no other market in the United States has accomplished: three top-tier destination children's hospitals. Nemours Children's Hospital is just 18 months from opening its doors, the final stretch of a...
In this cash-strapped economy, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research has joined the likes of sports stadiums and performing arts centers: It is struggling to sell naming rights to pieces and parts of its new building. Walt Disney World mouse cages,...
Beth KassabAt 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. It was...
Orange County's bygone hopes of becoming an industry leader in microchip manufacturing are now a pile of rubble off South John Young Parkway. Bulldozers are razing the old Agere Systems Inc. microchip factory, previously known as Cirent Semiconductor,...
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