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Northeast

Is Change Coming?

Along the coast of Amelia Island north of Jacksonville, construction workers put finishing touches on seven 14-unit, million-dollar condos at Summer Beach, a 500-acre resort. Just to the south, more... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1999

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Incoming Call CentersMore phone jobs coming to town doesn't thrill city officials, but call center workers see benefits. Jacksonville's reputation as a call center capital continues to grow. Outside of... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1999

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Alachua County -- A proposed Dollar General Corp. distribution center has been on hold pending an agreement between landowner Jacksonville-based N.G. Wade Investment Co. and the city of Alachua. Wade... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1999

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Out of the Rough?The much-hyped, long-awaited golf-themed destination may be gaining momentum after a slow start.by Jane Tanner The World Golf Village on I-95 in St. Johns County that opened... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1999

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Last Gasp?More than a third of Florida's apparel manufacturing jobs have vanished in the five years since NAFTA. In 1969, Doris Hammond got a job at Jasper Textile in Hamilton... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1999

Around the State-Northeast-Jan.1999

Alachua County -- Florida Rock Industries (AMEX-FRK) won a heated battle when a proposed air-quality ordinance to stop construction of its $80 million cement plant near Newberry was defeated by... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1999

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JACKSONVILLE - Since World War II, the Naval Aviation Depot has been getting fighter planes back into combat shape, and it has a top-gun reputation: The depot's work record helped... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1998

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HOUSING BOOM? Former timberlands in northwest St. Johns County are a hotbed for residential developments, and worries about adequate infrastructure and services have prompted county planners to commission an 18-month... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1998

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Fresh Horses - Booming development is pushing Ocala's thoroughbred horse farms from their traditional sites. While some wax sentimental about changes in the industry, owners of the horse farms aren't... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1998

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Regional Airports - Gainesville air travelers and residents of small and midsize communities statewide are upset that diminishing local air service is making travel more expensive and less convenient. Many... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1998

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BRADFORD COUNTY -- Proposed expansions of Camp Blanding would boost the economy of Starke, the city closest to the National Guard post that occupies part of Bradford, Clay and Baker... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1998

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ALACHUA The county's largest private business, Energizer Power Systems, laid off 136 employees, about 10% of its work force, in response to sluggish sales of its nickel-cadmium battery. Earlier this... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1998

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ALACHUA University of Florida business incubator Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Institute is seeking federal funds to expand. The institute expects to generate 100 new jobs this year. It has a... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1998

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CLAY COUNTYMining company RGC Mineral Sands Inc., the U.S. division of an Australian firm, is undergoing a $10 million expansion of its Green Cove Springs operation and expects to add... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1998

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AMELIA ISLAND -- Chicago-based film and video production company Cottle Communications opened a shop in Amelia Island to expand its Southeastern client base. JACKSONVILLE-- Birmingham, Ala.-based SouthTrust Corp. purchased American... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1998

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AMELIA ISLAND -- The resort is completing a $55 million expansion including 25,000 square feet of conference space and the Amelia Inn & Beach Club, a 250-room oceanfront hotel to... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1998

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NORTHEAST ATLANTIC BEACH - Devtronics, a supplier of railroad equipment and services, was bought by Missouri-based Harmon Industries. Operations will continue at Atlantic Beach with existing employees. JACKSONVILLE - Interstate... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1998

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JACKSONVILLE - For the fifth consecutive year Barnett Banks has been named one of the Ten Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine. The magazine ranks companies based... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1997

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Gainsville --Compass Bancshares of Birmingham, Ala., agreed to acquire the four banks of Gainesville State Bank, located in Alachua, Keystone Heights, Melrose and Micanopy. The acquisition will add $209 million... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1997

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Gainsville --Exactech (Nasdaq-EXAC) is building a $3.2 million, 38,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, to be completed in the fall of 1998. The orthopedic implant and surgical instrument manufacturer and marketer employs 50... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1997

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