Why this Osceola County stoppage is ‘dire for business’

By Jack Witthaus  – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal Central Florida’s Osceola County — one of the fastest-growing counties in the Sunshine State — will not schedule public meetings to approve construction projects due to the spread of coronavirus, a move that may negatively impact the area’s business community. The county has canceled its planning commission and board…

State fails to approve local housing halt solution. Here’s what’s next.

By Alex Soderstrom  – Staff writer, Orlando Business Journal An attempt to fix a bureaucratic Orange County issue stalling several local housing projects has failed, creating the potential to further stall development and worsen the area’s affordable housing crisis. During the 2020 Florida legislative session, which ended March 13, state lawmakers failed to pass a proposed amendment that would have…

Linda Chapin, Harold Mills to Lead Jerry Demings Transition Team

By: Scott Powers Orange County Mayor-elect Jerry Demings has announced his transition advisory team to be lead by Orlando entrepreneur Harold Mills and the last Democrat to hold the post he won in the August election, Linda Chapin. The bipartisan, 37-member team is full of leaders of Central Florida businesses and nonprofits including those from Walt Disney World, Adventist Health System, Orlando Magic…