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February 11, 2016

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No bluffing: Escambia hopes to convert vacant land into jobs

FloridaWest, Escambia County's lead economic development alliance, has rolled out a plan to develop a 1,760-acre industrial park about 10 miles north of Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Slippery slope: The slide in oil prices puts a Port of Pensacola project on hold

With a hefty $50-million price tag, the proposed DeepFlex manufacturing facility was heralded as the largest capital project in the Port of Pensacola's history... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

High impact: $300 million from BP to diversify the northwest Florida's economy

Triumph Gulf Coast, a non-profit trust fund established by the Legislature, will decide how to spend the first $300-million disbursement of some $1.5 billion in BP oil spill money. One thing is for sure. The trust fund aims to make an impact by fundamentally diversifying the regional economy. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Numbers game: Profile of educational software company UCompass

An entrepreneur's teaching tool: Big data. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Baby steps: Santa Rosa County wants to become a player in aerospace industry

Santa Rosa County's quest to become a regional player in the aerospace industry involves a simple strategy: Start small, and go after quality. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Putting the squeeze on renters in northwest Florida

First-time home buyers and boomerang buyers — residents who defaulted on earlier loans — are boosting the market across northwest Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Tough lessons: The BP oil spill taught PMI a lesson in diversification

The April 2010 BP oil spill revealed a glaring weakness in the customer base of PMI, the Fort Walton Beach-based professional employer organization. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Cutting Edge: IHMC's million-dollar ‘bot nabs DARPA prize

Some of the nation's best and brightest robotics and software engineers work at the IHMC Robotics Lab in Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Green advocate: Mike Rogers sees green as a good business model

The economic slowdown in 2007 put a halt to Tallahassee developer Mike Rogers' dreams for Southern Oaks subdivision in northeast Tallahassee. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Wings: The Aerospace industry takes flight in Northwest Florida

Edge Aerodynamix is the latest aerospace-related company to set up shop in northwest Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

A cybersecurity niche in Northwest Florida

Developing work force programs to meet the needs of the rapidly growing cybersecurity field is a top priority for the Pensacola area. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Solving a transportation problem along the northwest Florida coast

Finding reliable taxi service to and from northwest Florida airports was a recurring problem for Destin vacationer John Finch. So the Memphis businessman, who moved to Walton County in 2004,... Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Eyeing a fix to prevent blindness

A Pensacola company targets the leading cause of preventable blindness. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Money in the bank: Navy Federal keeps growing

Navy Federal enters the second phase of its expansion. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Inlet Beach: A hotbed of development activity

Tourists who travel Scenic Highway 30A in Walton County usually pass right through sleepy Inlet Beach. But that is changing quickly. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Off campus: Student housing is hot in Tallahassee

Collegium Capital Partners has purchased four apartment complexes in Tallahassee, encompassing 1,000 apartments with 3,155 beds. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Port of Pensacola adds manufacturing facility

A new manufacturing facility will be coming to the Port of Pensacola. DeepFlex, in partnership with Offshore Inland Marine & Services, is establishing a new manufacturing facility on 3 ½ acres at the Port. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Development of Landmark Center finally underway in Fort Walton Beach

Downtown Fort Walton Beach finally gets a mixed-use project that's been eight years in the making. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Tallahassee's missing economic development piece

A new incubator in Leon County fills a void in economic development. What was once a warehouse at the Leon County Historic Amtrak Station is now a support system for budding entrepreneurs. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Plans for former Panama City airport site take off

Panama City will get its first master-planned village on former airport property. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

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