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Made in USA: Builders construct Made-in-USA home — here's what was learned - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:39 -- rprice

My clients now say they'd like to do this, but there's the cost."

Greg Gent is able to recite the origins of almost every part and product used in building the house, from the suppliers of sand and limestone in Lake Wales to the cement company in Sumterville. The item he is most excited about, however, is the Pawleys Island handcrafted rope hammock from South Carolina.

Unable to find a ceiling fan manufactured on U.S. soil, he said he and his wife are holding off on ordering any. Maybe someone in this country will start manufacturing them again, he said.

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Made in USA: Builders construct Made-in-USA home — here's what was learned - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:39 -- rprice

My clients now say they'd like to do this, but there's the cost."

Greg Gent is able to recite the origins of almost every part and product used in building the house, from the suppliers of sand and limestone in Lake Wales to the cement company in Sumterville. The item he is most excited about, however, is the Pawleys Island handcrafted rope hammock from South Carolina.

Unable to find a ceiling fan manufactured on U.S. soil, he said he and his wife are holding off on ordering any. Maybe someone in this country will start manufacturing them again, he said.

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Face behind Silicon Orange heading west - Orlando Business Journal

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:22 -- rprice

The software consultant and co-founder of Orlando Tech Meetup believes he and his company eventually will return to Orlando because of the talent here and the fact that Doccaster is a convention-related product and Orlando is one of the top convention destinations in the world.

“I want to look back when I am 80 years old and hear Orlando mentioned in the same breath with Boston, Austin, Texas, and Boulder, Colo., when referring to technology communities,” Steele said.

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Face behind Silicon Orange heading west - Orlando Business Journal

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:22 -- rprice

The software consultant and co-founder of Orlando Tech Meetup believes he and his company eventually will return to Orlando because of the talent here and the fact that Doccaster is a convention-related product and Orlando is one of the top convention destinations in the world.

“I want to look back when I am 80 years old and hear Orlando mentioned in the same breath with Boston, Austin, Texas, and Boulder, Colo., when referring to technology communities,” Steele said.

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Mayor Dyer highlights Orlando’s green initiatives - Orlando Business Journal

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 08:42 -- rprice

Some of those goals include developing a green building code to encourage developers to meet green standards, continuing to invest in mass transit such as SunRail, creating more green jobs by reinforcing Orlando’s designation as a Solar America City and more.

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TheDailyCity.com: Disney Biogas Power Plant

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 17:13 -- rprice

Walt Disney World has partnered with Harvest Power to build a biogas power plant on their property. The new plant will use a number of organic materials including "skimmings from a lift station," food waste, primate manure with bedding, grease trap waste, and "other forms of biosolids."

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Lynx FlexBus: Four Central Florida towns to try buses on demand - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 11:17 -- rprice

Lynx has won $3.5 million in federal grants to come up with the software and a plan to put the buses on the road by November 2013. The idea is to have the system running before the SunRail commuter train starts operations in 2014.

"You want it to be [working] pretty seamlessly before SunRail," Brock said.

FlexBus could help SunRail riders get to their final destination, as well as target "choice riders," or people who have access to cars but might be persuaded to ride a bus or train.

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Startup Orange County

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:38 -- rprice

2012 First Cycle Class

Fancy Kiwi - Provides a very easy to use subscription service for intimate feminine hygiene products with the future intention of becoming the one-stop-shop for all related monthly products.

IN2F - Is working on creating a geo-location platform on which geo-centric apps can be easily created for differing products. Their first app release will be called "I Gotta Pee" and will be focused on providing the easiest way to quickly and conveniently find clean restrooms.

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ZocDoc goes live in Orlando today - Orlando Business Journal

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:35 -- rprice

The company allows patients to go online, enter the type of doctor they need an appointment for and find a doctor who takes their health insurance. The website cuts down on the length of time it takes to see a doctor, currently around 20 days on average.

ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi said three specialties have enough doctors to launch: primary care, OB-GYN and dermatology

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Five Central Florida firms adding 175 high-wage jobs - Orlando Business Journal

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 16:16 -- rprice

XOS Digital Technologies Inc., a digital media management firm in Lake Mary with 57 workers, plans to add 46 new jobs through 2014. Salaries will average $60,833 and include engineering, sales and digital media-related positions.

In addition, XOS expects to spend $3.3 million to build out and furnish 25,000 square feet in the GAI Building in downtown Orlando. The company was approved for $126,000 in local incentives and will seek an additional $299,000 from the state in the coming weeks.

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