Steve Miller: What company is behind a secret project in Miami-Dade County approved for a $3.5 million incentive?
When the state of Florida handed over incentive funds of $3 million to airline AirTran in 2008 for a new systems-operations center, the deal included a caveat: a public announcement of AirTran’s featly to Florida.
An FCIR analysis of state data shows that 25 companies awarded millions in Florida economic incentives receive millions more in state contractor payments.
Ashley Lopez: Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law today that would create some transparency in the state’s controversial economic incentives program.
Ashley Lopez: Hertz, one of the nation's largest rental car companies, announced this week that it is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Southwest Florida. The Fortune 500 company committed to the move after officials with the state and Lee County offered $19 million in economic incentives.
Ashley Lopez: An inspector general report found that the process for doling out millions of taxpayer dollars to private companies hasn't changed much since Florida handed $20 million to Digital Domain -- a movie graphics company in Port St. Lucie that filed for bankruptcy and laid off its entire staff.