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December 9, 2016

Northwest

Parting thoughts from UWF's Judith Bense

Judith Bense is retiring at the end of this month after more than eight years as president of the University of West Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

DeTect adapts its bird-tracking radar to follow drones

Panama City-based DeTect got its start in 2003 designing and manufacturing bird detection radar systems for the U.S. Air Force. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

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 targets specialized aerospace employers. 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

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