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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9940422/philkrull*100xx2975-2975-744-0.jpg">Embraer's reasons for its rapid expansion in Brevard County offer an inside look at what other companies may be paying attention to when deciding on the next place to expand. And according to Embraer, entrepreneurial spirit played a big factor.

Embraer's latest 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex for its executive Legacy jets is just part of the company's completed expansion in Melbourne. Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc. — the Brazilian parent company of Embraer Executive Jets — completed…<div>
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Embraer exec on challenges, plans for new Melbourne facility

Embraer’s reasons for its rapid expansion in Brevard County offer an inside look at what other companies may be paying attention to when deciding on the next place to expand. And according to Embraer, entrepreneurial spirit played a big factor. Embraer’s latest 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex for its executive Legacy jets is just part of the […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/4682061/allenind1507f-2*100xx1400-1400-463-0.jpg">Greensboro-based sign manufacturer Allen Industries has acquired a Toledo, Ohio-based business that produces signs for major companies such as Little Caesars, Guitar Center and Best Western International.

Terms of the deal with Harmon Sign were not disclosed. The purchase includes Harmon's business, 63 employees, manufacturing assets and leases for about 75,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space in Toledo and Detroit.

The acquisition is part of a national expansion strategy for Allen…<div>
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Triad manufacturer buys Ohio firm

Greensboro-based sign manufacturer Allen Industries has acquired a Toledo, Ohio-based business that produces signs for major companies such as Little Caesars, Guitar Center and Best Western International. Terms of the deal with Harmon Sign were not disclosed. The purchase includes Harmon’s business, 63 employees, manufacturing assets and leases for about 75,000 square feet of manufacturing […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9946572/quizkzip-cap-championship*100xx320-321-97-0.jpg">Denver startup QuickZip Sheet Company on Friday received a $250,000 cash price and was named the national winner of the 2016 Capital Championship tournament.

The startup was recently featured in the Denver Business Journal's Elevator Pitch series, a series that gives local entrepreneurs and small businesses the opportunity to pitch their company in 60 seconds, about the time it takes for the elevator at the 1801 California Street tower to travel from the lobby to floor 53.

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Colorado startup gets 1st place and $250,000 at national competition (Video)

Denver startup QuickZip Sheet Company on Friday received a $250,000 cash price and was named the national winner of the 2016 Capital Championship tournament. The startup was recently featured in the Denver Business Journal’s Elevator Pitch series, a series that gives local entrepreneurs and small businesses the opportunity to pitch their company in 60 seconds, […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5784821/skull-island-reign-of-kong-entrancehr*100xx3085-3085-960-0.jpg">ITEC Entertainment Corp. today announced it has completed the ride show supervisor system for the new adventure ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando.

The ride lets guests live the brutal struggle of a 1930s expedition that's caught in a clash between prehistoric predators, man-eating beasts and King Kong.

Universal hasn't unveiled an official opening date for the ride yet, but construction walls no longer are in the way, leaving fans to wonder…<div>
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​ITEC Entertainment completes King Kong system

ITEC Entertainment Corp. today announced it has completed the ride show supervisor system for the new adventure ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando. The ride lets guests live the brutal struggle of a 1930s expedition that’s caught in a clash between prehistoric predators, man-eating beasts and […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9945722/gmftz-map-2*100xx1405-1405-0-0.jpg">When the dust settles on the last few of projects planned or under construction, the West Valley will be touting $882 million in economic impact from the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone.

To put the number in perspective, it’s the equivalent of more than 5 percent of the Valley’s 2014 $215 billion regional domestic product.

Westmarc, the West Valley’s marketing group, is touting the value of the GMFTZ from a report by economist Elliott D. Pollack. The study showed the economic impact came…<div>
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West Valley Foreign Trade Zone poised to generate in excess of $1B in economic output

When the dust settles on the last few of projects planned or under construction, the West Valley will be touting $882 million in economic impact from the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone. To put the number in perspective, it’s the equivalent of more than 5 percent of the Valley’s 2014 $215 billion regional domestic product. […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9339632/gohillscommish*100xx2322-2322-903-0.jpg">Hillsborough County Commissioners failed again to reach consensus on their second round of deliberations on a half-penny sales tax to fund transportation and transit improvements in the county.

In a Thursday night meeting, Commissioners Sandra Murman, Stacey White, Al Higginbotham and Victor Crist voted against putting the issue to voters. Ken Hagan, Les Miller and Kevin Beckner voted for the referendum.

“Regardless of your position, I can’t figure out why you would not want to let the public…<div>
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Go Hillsborough dead again, commissioners reject transit tax

Hillsborough County Commissioners failed again to reach consensus on their second round of deliberations on a half-penny sales tax to fund transportation and transit improvements in the county. In a Thursday night meeting, Commissioners Sandra Murman, Stacey White, Al Higginbotham and Victor Crist voted against putting the issue to voters. Ken Hagan, Les Miller and […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9936012/adx-644*100xx3333-3333-0-103.jpg">The maker hub ADX on Saturday will celebrate its fifth birthday with a daylong party that includes the announcement of a partnership with the Portland Apparel Lab, an accelerator for startups.

ADX provides space and equipment for wood workers, metal smiths, luthiers, screen printers and other makers. It also helps entrepreneurs launch businesses and provides services for a fee, such as making taps for local breweries.

Founder Kelley Roy said the partnership with the Portland Apparel Lab is a natural…<div>
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ADX readies fifth birthday bash, teams with Portland Apparel Lab (Photos)

The maker hub ADX on Saturday will celebrate its fifth birthday with a daylong party that includes the announcement of a partnership with the Portland Apparel Lab, an accelerator for startups. ADX provides space and equipment for wood workers, metal smiths, luthiers, screen printers and other makers. It also helps entrepreneurs launch businesses and provides […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/2312851/boeing-777x-wing-plant*100xx676-678-77-0.jpg">Almost 300 companies have received state tax breaks totaling $553 million over the last two years as a result of Washington’s aerospace industry tax relief programs.

Most of that sum, or 93 percent, has gone to airplane maker Boeing (NYSE: BA), which got $517 million in aerospace tax breaks in 2014 and 2015.

The rest of the money, $35 million, was divided among 287 companies, most of them small and midsize businesses that typically got only tens of thousands of dollars of tax relief.

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This is how much Washington state aerospace companies got in tax breaks in the past 2 years

Almost 300 companies have received state tax breaks totaling $553 million over the last two years as a result of Washington’s aerospace industry tax relief programs. Most of that sum, or 93 percent, has gone to airplane maker Boeing (NYSE: BA), which got $517 million in aerospace tax breaks in 2014 and 2015. The rest […]

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