NAVIGATION

September 28, 2016

Northwest

Tallahassee sees green in brownfields

With prime urban locations at a premium, the city of Tallahassee is spurring activity through the aggressive use of brownfields — properties where pollution or chemical contamination from an earlier use has to be removed or remediated before the properties can be redeveloped. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

The mouse that roared: Perdido Key and its tiny beach mouse

For decades, the tiny Perdido Key beach mouse has been a giant headache for developers and homeowners on this barrier island just west of Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Hamilton County: Florida's Front Porch

Welcoming visitors to the Sunshine State with hospitality, opportunity and Southern charm is all in a day's work. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2016

Drawing a line in the sand

Walton County grapples with beach public access questions. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Proactive: Eliminating an impediment to growth

Rural Holmes County eliminates an impediment to job growth. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Tailwinds: Pensacola moves to capitalize on a nearby Airbus plant

Now that passenger jets are rolling out of Airbus' assembly plant in nearby Mobile, Ala., economic development officials in Pensacola are anticipating the construction of a $10-million building to house aerospacerelated companies. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Moving ahead: St. Joe Co. is back in the development game

Jorge L. Gonzalez, the new president and CEO of St. Joe Co., says the 80-year-old company is revving up its residential development plans following a turbulent period in which the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company with improper accounting procedures that resulted in "materially overstated" earnings and assets in 2009 and 2010. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Unchained: Mexico Beach rejects multi-million-dollar hotel

Mexico Beach's vote on a proposed hotel makes a statement Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

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

IHMC Robotics Lab's robot nabs a DARPA prize. 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

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