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May 22, 2018


Around the State- Northwest- March 2001

Port of ProfitOnce a burden to taxpayers, Pensacola's port has become the centerpiece of waterfront redevelopment.By Julie S. Bettinger Less than four years ago, the Port of Pensacola was mired... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- Feb. 2001

Going the DistanceFast-growing e-learning is getting a boost from northwest Florida firms.By Julie S. BettingerDistance learning is hot in the Panhandle. School systems, companies and associations based in the region... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- Jan. 2001

Crawfordville-- Residential spillover from Tallahassee is stimulating growth of retailing and personal services in Wakulla County. Economists say the 5.3% employment growth expected this year will make Wakulla the sixth-fastest... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- Dec. 2000

Skilled LaborMilitary retirees have helped make Crestview one of the fastest-growing communities in the state.By Julie S. BettingerWhen Crestview Aerospace Corp., which makes aircraft parts, bid on a $270-million contract... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- Nov. 2000

WiredNorthwest Florida has a major fiber-optic pipeline, but until now businesses haven't been able to tap into it. By Julie S. BettingerIf the average fiber-optic pipeline is the equivalent of... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- Oct. 2000

Rewiring the NavyFlorida State University is helping the Navy create a blueprint for an all-electric fleet.By Julie S. BettingerA new $10.9-million grant from the U.S. Navy has Florida State University... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- Sept. 2000

Creative RecruitingRural-county manufacturers are getting involved in training, transportation and child care.By Julie S. Bettinger When even Disney World is having trouble finding workers, what's a rural-county employer in need... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- Aug. 2000

A New Age David vs. GoliathA tiny Internet service provider battles giant Sprint over new high-speed access.By Julie S. Bettinger Jim Hunt admits it's a common joke these days among... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- July 2000

EncoreCan Neal Wade generate jobs for northwest Florida -- and drive up the value of St. Joe's property?By Julie S. Bettinger Hailed as the man who remade Alabama's economic image,... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- June 2000

On the Critical List: Florida's Rural NorthwestLeaders say the region is showing signs of improvement, thanks largely to a state effort.By Julie S. Bettinger After a period of economic body-slams... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- May 2000

Can't Get There By Julie S. BettingerBusiness travelers in northwest Florida have grown frustrated with limited service and expensive fares for airline service to and from the area. There's no... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2000


Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- March 2000

Another High-Tech CorridorAn initiative organized around an interstate and targeting high-tech industry -- sound familiar?by Julie S. BettingerWith the early success of the I-4 high-tech corridor, other regions around the... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- Feb. 2000

In the NewsApalachicola River -- Negotiators have until the end of April to resolve complaints centering on water rights to the river that runs between Alabama and Georgia and flows... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2000

Around the State- Northwest- Jan. 2000

Calhoun County -- Officials hope to secure a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation's Fast Track Economic Growth Initiative to re-invigorate the Calhoun County Industrial Park and Airport. The... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2000

Around the State

In the NewsBay County -- Bay County commissioners have limited the interest a title loan company can charge to 2.5% monthly, or 30% per year. Under old rules, companies could... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1999

Around the State

The College That CouldNorth Florida Community College hosts the only Cisco Systems training academy in the Deep South.Nestled in Madison, not too far from Tallahassee and the Georgia line, North... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1999

Around the State

Farmers in the RedThe Panhandle's growers are encountering the realities of global trade -- painfully.Rex Holley is expecting the best harvest of cotton and peanuts he's had in five years.... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1999

Around the State

Little AtlantaAn influx of Georgians is creating a boom in upscale home construction, but what about the locals?Panhandle residents like to say they live in the "real Florida." But more... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1999

Around the State

One Man's PlansKen Kirton fought hard for permission to develop land adjacent to Wakulla's famous springs, but he's ready to take the state's money and walk.Real estate agent Ken Kirton... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1999

Around the State

Space Available, BigLocal economic development officials don't want just any tenant for a soon-vacant engine plant.Along Pensacola's Scenic Highway on the edge of town sits a big, empty building. Nearly... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1999

Followers of St. Joe Co.

From a mid-size conference room in its Panama City Beach offices, the St. Joe Co./Arvida West Florida team plots its campaign to reshape northwest Florida with new resorts and thousands... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1999

Around the State

Manufacturers OnlyA year's rent for a buck. What's the catch?By Matt Moore In Lafayette County, where the Suwannee River winds its way through vast tracts of timber and mile after... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1999

Around the State

Bristol -- Birmingham, Ala.-based The Banc Corp. acquired C&L Banking Corp. C&L, with assets of $108 million, has branches in Blountstown, Bristol and Altha. The Banc Corp. also owns Emerald... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1999

Around the State

Water WarsA battle over water in northwest Florida has towns feuding and unwilling to Matt MooreThe increase in commercial and residential development in Okaloosa and Walton counties has put... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1999

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