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As we have worked our way up the year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida," we passed CEOs, philanthropists, political players and rising stars. But now we've reached the top and find five people who have control over the roads on...
Who makes things happen here in Central Florida? Today, Taking Names columnist Scott Maxwell concludes the list of the 25 most powerful people. We are down to five -- three politicians, the head of the region's largest work force and the leader of one of...
Tags: Andy Gardiner, Cameron Kuhn, Walt Disney, Tom Dyer, John Morgan
Sentinel Staff WriterThe unemployment rate continues to rise all across the country, yet there is still a labor shortage in a key health-care profession: nursing. Orlando-area schools are trying to meet the need by training as many nurses as possible and by partnering with...
Sentinel Staff WriterFounded in Orlando in 1920, the general contractor and construction manager Williams Co. is no stranger to high-profile building jobs. Its latest is the $74 million Evans High School, to be built on Apopka-Vineland Road about four miles from the...
Sentinel Staff WriterThe Medical City at Lake Nona is fast becoming the newest attraction of Orlando's tourism industry. With biotech research outfit Burnham Institute, the Veterans Hospital and the University of Central Florida's medical school about to come to fruition,...
Sentinel Medical WriterA sponge that lives in the ocean depths off Florida's coastline holds a compound that might fight pancreatic and colon cancers. As one of their first projects in Florida, scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research in Orlando have created...
Sentinel ColumnistOrlando's business and academic powerbrokers came together today to symbolically break ground on the UCF medical school and Burnham Institute for Medical Research. The two buildings, which are to serve as the anchor for a medical city complex at Lake...
Sentinel Staff WriterThe University of Central Florida's new medical school in the Lake Nona area of east Orlando and the "medical city" sprouting up around it could create more than 30,000 local jobs and have an economic impact valued at $7.6 billion over 10 years, according...
Tags: Lake Nona, Hospitals and Clinics, Jeb Bush, Orlando, John Hitt
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsSen. Nan Rich said if public schools and health care services are on the chopping block to deal with Florida???s budget crisis, so should Scripps Florida and other biotech institutes that receive state money. Scripps, a prestigious, California-based...
Tags: California, Jeb Bush, Economic Policy, Florida, Contracts
Special to the SentinelWhile these are difficult economic times, I am pleased that our local legislative leaders recognized that a potent prescription for the ailing economy was full funding for the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine. It is not an...
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