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Feds push non-compete pact for new rail line

As intercity passenger rail connecting Miami to Orlando rolls toward fruition, the US Department of Transportation has encouraged the company behind the project to sign a non-compete agreement with a proposed commuter rail line that…

Crunch time to refill film incentives wallet

With fewer than two weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, it’s crunch time for efforts to reinvigorate Florida’s film tax incentive program, and near the end of a statewide push that drew the state’s…

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Feds push non-compete pact for new rail line

As intercity passenger rail connecting Miami to Orlando rolls toward fruition, the US Department of Transportation has encouraged the company behind the project to sign…

$50 million pump tandems to fight flooding?

$50 million pump tandems to fight flooding?

Of the 30 or so flood-control salinity barriers in South Florida, three or four usually can’t be used during high tide. That means that twice…

Westward Ho! Mayor sees rail expansion

Not only is Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez pushing for Miami-Miami Beach passenger rail, but his office also is considering a rail line into the western…

Crunch time to refill film incentives wallet

With fewer than two weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, it’s crunch time for efforts to reinvigorate Florida’s film tax incentive program, and near…

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Opinion

Bad bet: Slot machines don’t pay off for government, either

Bad bet: Slot machines don’t pay off for government, either

Slot machines were a bad bet. A county study issued this month for a key slots backer proves it.Revenues the county expected from slot machines at tracks and frontons were touted to do a big job, but they’ve fallen a mile short.So much focus is now on mega-casinos that the last big gambling incursion in Miami-Dade has been forgotten, though it was only a few years ago.Miami-Dade voters in 2005 by 52% had denied slots to the horse and dog…

Profile

Profile: Nelson Adams

Profile: Nelson Adams

Nelson Adams, MD, began his medical career in Miami in 1985 at the Coconut Grove Health Center, and nearly 30 years later he’s still practicing. At this point, he’s close to 9,000 deliveries. He’s also chairman of the board of the 1,000-employee Sunshine State Health plan.But those aren’t the only thing on this native Miamian’s resume.Dr. Adams has seen the city change since he was born here in 1953. Over the course of his career he’s been a big instigator…

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Real Estate

Office market picks up steam

Office market picks up steam

The Office market has gained strength throughout Miami-Dade County and the outlook is bright based on good employment growth, limited new construction, scarcity of premium space and new-to-market tenants. Office vacancy fell to 16.1% in…

Government

$50 million pump tandems to fight flooding?

$50 million pump tandems to fight flooding?

Of the 30 or so flood-control salinity barriers in South Florida, three or four usually can’t be used during high tide. That means that twice a day, water on the ocean side of the barriers…

Business & Finance

Mystery luxury department store targets Brickell

The posh Brickell area offers some of Miami’s finest urban amenities, but one exception has been a scarcity of retail stores, particularly the lack of a department store. That’s going to change in a big…

Communities

Gold Medal winners, Lifetime Achiever honored

Gold Medal winners, Lifetime Achiever honored

Four accomplished individuals and three prominent organizations accepted Gold Medal honors highlighting their outstanding contributions to Greater Miami at Miami Today’s 14th Gold Medal Awards dinner. Attorney Aaron Podhurst accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award for…

Arts & Culture

Pérez art museum’s attendance stunner

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) already has welcomed 75% of the visitors it expected its first year – and it just opened in December. Projections from Massachusetts-based ConsultEcon had estimated 200,000 visitors for the…

Education

Students take finance theories public

Students take finance theories public

Along with focusing on workforce development by preparing finance students for big-data analysis and supply-chain management, South Florida postsecondary schools are also taking the theories of finance outside the classroom.  “You and I can read…

Healthcare

Doctors fight expanding non-MD roles

Doctors fight expanding non-MD roles

Doctors, nurses and physician assistants often work together, yet they’re not always on the same team when it comes to legislation. That’s currently the case with bills before the Florida Legislature that would give nurses…

Transportation

Feds push non-compete pact for new rail line

As intercity passenger rail connecting Miami to Orlando rolls toward fruition, the US Department of Transportation has encouraged the company behind the project to sign a non-compete agreement with a proposed commuter rail line that…

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