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A City in TransitionAn order from Gov. Bush limits growth in one of Florida's fastest-growing communities.For years, affluent Naples has maintained its quaint, small-town feel. The city's historic landmark, a... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1999

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Making WavesA group trying to bring the USS Forrestal to Tampa has generated as much controversy as progress.In Tampa, a group of Navy veterans is trying to land a decommissioned... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1999

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Global ConcernsHealthy phosphate companies say a tax break in Florida will help keep them competitive overseas.Florida's phosphate industry, centered around Lakeland in Polk County, looks very different than it did... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1999

Difficult Solutions

In March, Tampa Bay Water (TBW), which functions as a water wholesaler for Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, decided to contract with Boston-based Stone & Webster and Stamford, Conn.-based Poseidon... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1999

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Dividing LineEnvironmentalists and developers have tried to cooperate on a growth plan for the county that both can live with. Did they reach consensus?By Stacie Kress Booker In Sarasota County,... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1999

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Collier County -- Real estate development firm Bonita Bay Properties started the permitting process for a 1,435-acre residential community, Mediterra. To be located along the future Livingston Road extension in... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1999

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Steady as He GoesThe Port of Tampa's new director takes his post amid expansion work in progress.by Stacie Kress Booker Tampa's new port director, George Williamson, says he can't seem... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1999

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Changing CourseDownsizing and reorganizing: It's not business as usual at the second-largest Florida-based bank.The fortunes of St. Petersburg-based Republic Bancshares (Nasdaq-REPB) changed abruptly at the end of last year, following... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1999

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Lake Hamilton -- Auburndale-based Dual Tech, a manufacturer of specialty tow truck bodies, is building a $1 million plant on 31 acres. Dual Tech will double its workforce from 30... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1999

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Lodging Room - Heads in Beds are increasing rapidly in Polk County, spurring 12 hotel projects with a total value of $38 million that will add 465 rooms by the... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1998

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URBAN DEVELOPMENT - Upscale projects in Tampa will usher in the 21st century as three splashy new retail and entertainment developments are in the works: Centro Ybor, Channelside at Garrison... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1998

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Technology - Nearly four years ago the Pinellas STAR (Science Technology and Research) Center in Largo had few tenants and was struggling to survive. Today, the center is home to... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1998

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BROWNFIELDS- The first Florida City to take advantage of the state's 1997 brownfields legislation is Clearwater, where 10-year-old Information Management Resources (Nasdaq-IMRS) is building new international headquarters downtown on a... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1998

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CLEARWATER -- The First Watch restaurant chain, based in Sarasota, opened a link in Clearwater, along with another in California and Arizona, bringing the chain's total to 31. First Watch... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1998

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BRADENTON Mediterranean fruit flies were found in the area, causing concern that last year's eradication program failed. The Agriculture Commission's plans to protect the citrus industry include releasing sterile medflies... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1998

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CLEARWATER Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq-TECD) plans to buy an 80% interest in Computer 2000 AG, Europe's largest distributor of computer products with 1997 sales of $4.9 billion and a presence... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1998

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BRADENTONThe Bradenton Pier and Yacht Basin plans to add 175 slips to its existing 50. The two-phase development project began in March with a $3.2 million expansion that added a... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1998

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CLEARWATER -- Sun Jet International Airlines plans to fly again with the help of financing from Roseland, N.J.-based Aviation Industries, a possible buyer. Sun Jet filed for bankruptcy last year.... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1998

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BRADENTON -- Staff Leasing (Nasdaq-STFF), the national professional employer organization, is expanding its corporate office and adding 96 jobs to its 460 in Manatee and Sarasota counties. PLANT CITY --... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1998

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SOUTHWEST / TAMPA BAY BRADENTON - Cortez Plaza, a 289,686-square-foot strip shopping center, was sold by Connecticut's Resurgence Properties for $18.5 million to Ocwen Asset Investment Corp. Florida Partnership Ltd.... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1998

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