October 21, 2016


Fired up: Datil Dew Pepper Products sells liquid fire

Bates and his wife started Datil Dew Pepper Products in 1992... Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Changing the landscape in downtown Jacksonville

Two downtown projects could give Jacksonville a new look. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

The wrath of Khan: Jaguars owner Shad Khan withdraws support for business incubator

Jacksonville entrepreneur Elton Rivas, founder of KYN, a business incubator meant to help winners of the One Spark crowdsourcing festival, has drawn the wrath of billionaire Shad Khan. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Hemming and hawing: Jacksonville revives Hemming Plaza

Hemming Plaza, a 1½-acre park in downtown Jacksonville, survived the great fire of 1901, mob attacks on civil rights demonstrators, an invasion of starlings and urban blight. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown facing political backlash

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown's former supporters are now on his opponent's side. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Jacksonville's $1.65-billion hole

With an unfunded pension liability that's one of the largest created by any municipal government, Jacksonville faces a long-term fight to bring its benefit costs under control. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Jacksonville is waiting for its ship to come in

Will a new proposal emerge to develop the former shipyards property on Jacksonville's moribund riverfront? Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Lighting an entrepreneurial fire in Jacksonville

Young partners set out to make Jacksonville an entrepreneurial hotbed. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

River concerns in Northeast Florida

With some 1.4 million new residents projected to live in central Florida by 2035, the water needs of the growing population have led to proposals for additional pumping of the St. Johns River. But the region's plans are raising concerns farther north. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

University of Florida lands a $75-million endowment

$75 million donation aims to boost UF research. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Jacksonville is ‘hitting on all cylinders'

The recession is fast becoming a memory for most Jacksonville residents. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

Habitat for Humanity Foreclosures in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, called HabiJax, foreclosed on 50 homeowners last year, following 33 in 2012 — more than the previous six years combined. Many HabiJax homeowners were not able to overcome job losses, medical expenses or tax and insurance increases that increased their housing outlays. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Real estate reversal in Northeast Florida

Reacting to a changing market two years ago, real estate investment firm JWB Real Estate Capital in Jacksonville decided to shift gears and build houses to rent rather than sell. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

Crowley Maritime Group - Northeast Florida Business Profile

The effort to raise the Costa Concordia ship off the coast of Italy and tow it to land was closely watched at Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Group. Read more »
Published on 12/5/2013

Private funds, public schools

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida launched a fundraising campaign in April called "Quality Education for All." Read more »
Published on 12/4/2013


Rick Carlson created Gainesville-based SharpSpring to help marketing firms measure the success of their efforts across all advertising platforms — from social media websites to print. Read more »
Published on 11/20/2013

Building buy-in at Plum Creek

The undeveloped land owned by Plum Creek Timber in east Alachua County is four times bigger than the borough of Manhattan. Read more »
Published on 11/13/2013

Jacksonville's commercial real estate market

Jacksonville's Southside office market is the city's best-performing area. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2013

The eyes have it: Jacksonville's Johnson & Johnson taps overseas eyewear niche

Inside Johnson & Johnson's Jacksonville campus, home to its Vision Care division and 1,800 employees... Read more »
Published on 10/17/2013

SmartBox: Cashless vending machines

Northeast Florida Business Profile Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

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