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

What Now?Clearwater voters strike down an ambitious downtown plan and deal city leaders a major blow.By Stacie Kress Booker Developers had big plans to transform Clearwater's dormant downtown waterfront into... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2000

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

Olympic DreamsBy Stacie Kress Booker Four years ago, Ed Turanchik, a Hillsborough County commissioner at the time, got a call from a constituent suggesting Tampa bid to host the Olympic... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2000

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- July 2000

No Room at the InnA vacation hotspot for the rich, Marco Island is under the gun when it comes to affordable housing.By Stacie Kress BookerBarely six miles long and four... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2000

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- June 2000

Half-Empty or Half-Full?A huge amount of money is flowing into Tampa's VC market, but the region still falls short in key areas.By Stacie Kress Booker When H.C. Wainwright & Co.,... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2000

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- May 2000

Across the GulfPinellas County looks to help its manufacturing firms do business in MexicoBy Stacie Kress Booker With Florida accounting for only 1% of the U.S.' $200 billion in annual... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2000


Manatee, Hardee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, Collier counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2000

Around the State- Southwest/ Tampa Bay- March 2000

When Small is BigFederal funding for cutting-edge research puts USF's Bayboro campus on the Stacie Kress BookerWhen Peter Betzer joined the University of South Florida's department of marine science... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2000

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

The Florida PipelineTwo companies are competing, but there may be only enough market for Stacie Kress BookerTwo publicly held energy giants are vying to build the state's first trans-gulf... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2000

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

Clearwater -- A management group at Maxxim Medical has acquired the medical products manufacturer in a recapitalization transaction financed by San Francisco-based investment firm Fox Paine & Co. With the... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2000

Around the State

Beyond Call CentersChase Manhattan's Tampa expansion may reflect a step-up in financial services jobs coming to town.By Stacie Kress BookerTampa business leaders are crowing about a new class of financial... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1999

Around the State

Birth of a City?Tropicana Products adds another pillar to the foundation of a fast-growing new community.Last March, global juice producer Tropicana Products Inc. announced it had outgrown offices in downtown... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1999

Around the State

News News NewsMedia General plans to move the operations of its Tampa Bay area newspaper, TV station and online service under one news-gathering umbrella.Grandly referred to as "The News Center,"... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1999

Around the State

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

Around the State

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

Around the State

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

Around the State

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

Around the State

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

Around the State

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

Around the State

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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