March 27, 2015

Southwest

Manufacturing surge

The manufacturing sector in Sarasota County added 600 jobs over the past year. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Economic development shake-up in Tampa Bay

Joe Lopano has taken over at Tampa International Airport, Paul Anderson at Port Tampa Bay, Rick Homans at Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., David Downing at Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Santiago Corrada at Visit Tampa Bay, and Chris Steinocher at St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Growing presence: A women-friendly market

The number of women-owned businesses increased 50% between 2002 and 2014. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

German accent: Apprenticeship program modeled after one in Germany

A Tampa Bay initiative models a new apprenticeship program after one in Germany. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

On the waterfront: The Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa gets renewed attention

Years of suburban sprawl have virtually disconnected Tampa from its waterfront, but Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who has focused on urban renewal since being elected in 2011, is seeking $20 million in public and private money to increase recreational access to Hillsborough River. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Bucking the trend: New Sarasota mall has opened

A long-stalled mall project in Sarasota has opened. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

St. Petersburg's new apartments offer urban lifestyle

If construction schedules hold, more apartments will be built in downtown St. Petersburg this year than in the past five years combined. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Awaiting the green light in Pinellas County

Pinellas voters will decide if light rail gets a green light. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Great Bay Distributors' roof will be a shining example

Great Bay Distributors' new 267,787-sq.-ft. headquarters will be topped by a 1.5-megawatt solar panel system, making it the largest rooftop solar system in the state. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Neighborhood watch in Tampa

Tampa's mayor makes Sulphur Springs' revitalization a priority. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Blocking big brother

When Jeffrey Sisk learned in the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal that the federal government was getting easy access to the internet activity of Americans, his first reaction was anger. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

World of Beer -- and food

Tavern fare and mixed drinks help drive growth. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

A need for skilled workers in Southwest Florida

While southwest Florida's economy is back on steady footing, the region is grappling with shortages of skilled labor in construction and precision manufacturing. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

Florida Southern College's Wright Stuff

Working from architectural plans created by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938, Florida Southern in Lakeland began work on a 13th Wright building a few years back... Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Bradenton's planetarium becomes a star attraction

Bishop Planetarium's new $500,000 projection system projects 3-D images across the planetarium's 50-foot dome. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

Job gains in Tampa Bay

Between August 2012 and August 2013, Hillsborough County gained more than 24,000 jobs — and that was before a string of major job-related ... Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

MobileBits - Southwest Florida Business Profile

MobileBits, a Sarasota mobile technology company, plans to add 40 jobs and expand its Sarasota facility by 2,000 square feet. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2013

Trolling for tech: The Pasco EDC is working to attract technology firms

When John Hagen became president and CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council in January 2010, he already knew the county's incentives program needed to be improved. Read more »
Published on 12/12/2013

Brunton Auto - Southwest Florida Business Profile

When Scott Minehart purchased Brunton Auto three years ago, the kit car maker was selling about six or seven cars a year... Read more »
Published on 11/5/2013

Tampa Bay's commercial real estate market

Tampa retail lags much of the state with half the rental rates of Miami. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2013

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