May 5, 2015

Southwest

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- June 2002

Green InvasionA foreign mussel has taken hold in Tampa Bay, threatening native species and clogging intake pipes.By Amy WelchIn late 1999, Tampa Electric Co. sent divers into Tampa Bay to... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2002

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- May 2002

Under FireWill the furor over a controversial Palestinian professor hurt recruitment and fund raising at USF?By Amy WelchLess than two years into her job as president of the University of... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2002

Southwest

Dealing with Growth Read more »
Published on 4/1/2002

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- March 2002

Tampa-to-TampicoEconomic developers say it's still an uphill battle to sell companies on the advantages of Gulf shipping.By Amy WelchEach week Tampa-based Gulf Caribbean Transport ships about 500 Mexican-made PT Cruisers... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2002

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Feb. 2002

Gaining Traction?Sebring is banking on upgrades to its raceway and airport to lure more business.By Amy WelchNext month's 50th anniversary race at Sebring International Raceway will highlight both a recently... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2002

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Jan. 2002

Bradenton -- Peek Traffic Ltd., a manufacturer of traffic control devices and software, is consolidating its operations. The company is building a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility at GulfCoast Corporate Park in Manatee... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2002

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Dec. 2001

More ChannelsHSN is turning to its website and a new catalog business to help boost revenues.By Stacie Kress BookerMost people know the Home Shopping Network from its TV pitches, but... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Nov. 2001

More OptionsThe second phase of St. Petersburg's downtown housing boom gets under way despite uncertainty. By Stacie Kress BookerWith the population of the city's core -- now about 3,300 --... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Oct. 2001

ArtistryA Sarasota businessman has turned an undesirable area into a viable arts colony -- and created a trend.By Amy WelchIn the late '80s, N.J. Olivieri, president of Horizon Mortgage Corp.... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Sept. 2001

Trail BlazersPinellas County has forged a unique relationship with a national foundation to fund conservation.By Stacie Kress BookerA product of the Reagan era, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Aug. 2001

Dead in the WaterBuquebus has one last chance to make good on its promised ferry service from Fort Myers to Key West.By Stacie Kress Booker On the Caloosahatchee River in... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- July 2001

'Testing Ground'An experiment in restructuring higher education will be closely watched.By Stacie Kress BookerA bill passed by the Legislature this spring will reshape higher education throughout the Tampa Bay region.... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- June 2001

Risk ReductionA Naples firm signs on to tackle urban blight in Fort Myers.By Stacie Kress BookerNaples-based Coastal Engineering Consultants has tackled difficult projects before. The company was the principal contractor... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- May 2001

Taking on Wall StreetA small Clearwater firm could become the only Florida-based stock exchange.by Stacie Kress BookerJohn Schaible and Mark Yegge, 30-something co-founders of Clearwater-based NexTrade, accomplished what many in... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2001

Southwest Region

Manatee, Hardee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Collier counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest. Tampa Bay- March 2001

Not-coms vs. Dot-comsNew-economy companies are snubbing invitations to join southwest Florida Chambers.A recent audit by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce found that the city's emerging new-economy base offers a... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Feb. 2001

Seeds of a Brain Trust?Hinton Farms Produce, run by husband and wife team Cammy and Wylie Hinton, will be distributing two new varieties of strawberries this season. The Earlibrite and... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Jan. 2001

Clearwater-- Newcomer Southeast Airlines started service between St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Charlotte, N.C. The fledgling airline, based in Largo, bills itself as a low-cost carrier with friendly service. Southeast... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2001

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Dec. 2000

Counting the BenefitsHow much is a Super Bowl worth to a community? It depends on how you keep score.By Stacie Kress BookerTampa Bay is counting on scoring big -- to... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2000

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- Nov. 2000

Not Too SweetFlorida once led the nation in honey production. Now the industry -- concentrated in the southwest -- is just fighting for survival.By Stacie Kress BookerRobert Grande is sitting... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2000

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