April 26, 2015

Southwest

The Past Resurfaces

From 1961 through 1996, Loral American Beryllium Co. manufactured ultraprecise machine parts at its Tallevast Road plant in Manatee County. The company was also discharging toxic chemical waste. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Southwest Florida Business Briefs - Dec. 2005

Charlotte County, Dunedin, Fort Myers, Manatee County, Naples, St. Petersburg, Tampa. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Late-Season Blow

Hurricane Wilma took a $180-million swipe at the state's citrus growers when it tore through southwest Florida in late October. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

On the Fly

In 2000, Vanderbilt Partners planned to build a high-rise condominium complex on 532 acres near Wiggins Pass in north Naples. But the parcel was home to an active eagle's nest. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Thinking Big

When Vern Buchanan moved to Florida in January 1990, one of the first phone calls he made was to the local chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization, a membership group for corporate chief executives under 45. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Fueling An Interest

While Florida ranks third in the nation in gasoline consumption, it's one of only 14 states where drivers can't choose a cleaner-burning and cheaper mix of gasoline and ethanol. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

An Odd Twist

The Supreme Court decision upholding a Connecticut law that allows local governments to seize private property for economic development has generated lots of "could it happen here?" discussions throughout Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Coming Clean

In 1999, Tampa Electric's "dirty dinosaurs" were working overtime to feed the energy demands of a booming Hillsborough County. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Northern Exposure

The D'Amico clan makes a move into the Naples restaurant whirl. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

More Legroom

Florida Gulf Coast University is planning to acquire property at the corner of U.S. 41 and Goodlette-Frank Road to build a 50,000-sq.-ft. classroom building. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Southwest Florida Business Briefs - Aug. 2005

Clearwater, Collier County, Fort Myers, Hillsborough County, Lakeland, Manatee County, Naples, Palmetto, Pasco County, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Resurgence

Just two years ago, it was as impossible to catch a movie in downtown Orlando as it was for a downtown worker in St. Petersburg to go grocery shopping on her lunch break. Today, in those cities and others across Florida the downtown has infrastructure of Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

For Sale

The 91,000-acre swath of swamp and prairie that Edward Vose "E.V." Babcock bought in 1919 is today the only unbroken avenue of undeveloped land between Lake Okeechobee in the east and Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf Coast. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Southwest Florida In the News - July 2005

News from Bradenton/Sarasota, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Wesley Chapel. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

The 'Right Direction'

Seven years ago, an Avon Park youth detention facility decided to teach troubled teens home-building skills in order to make them productive citizens. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

Southwest Florida Business Briefs - June 2005

Bradenton, Clearwater, Collier County, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Tampa Bay. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Rethinking the Beachfront

Developers have proposed tearing down at least three Fort Myers Beach hotels damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Charley and replacing them with a public park, a four-star hotel, a boardwalk and a new street. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Growing Concern

Nearly 40 years ago, Barbara Mainster and her late husband, Wendell N. Rollason, moved to Miami to create the Redlands Christian Migrant Association to take migrant farmworkers' children out of the fields and into the classroom. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Southwest/Tampa Bay In the News - May 2005

News of Clearwater, Fort Myers, Manatee County, Osprey, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Tampa Bay. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Price Points

Tampa Bay's bedroom communities now extend all the way to Hernando County. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

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