May 27, 2015

Northwest

Around the State- Northwest- March 2002

Building a 'Critical Mass'Economic leaders are now banking on Tallahassee's 'intellectual talent' to attract jobs.By Julie S. BettingerRegional leaders have been trying for years to create concentrations of skills in... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2002

Around the State- Northwest- Feb. 2002

In the NewsBlountstown -- Emergency room physicians at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital walked off the job after not being paid by DasSee Community Health Systems of Quincy. After going four months without... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2002

Around the State- Northwest- Jan. 2002

Crestview -- Aerospace Integration Corp. is completing plans for an aircraft modification hangar at the Crestview Bob Sikes Airport. The Fort Walton Beach-based company provides engineering, manufacturing and systems integration... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2002

Around the State- Northwest- Dec. 2001

A Shot in the ArmWalton County gets its hospital after residents stave off a challenge from HCA.By Julie S. BettingerWhen Destin Hospital closed more than seven years ago, Okaloosa County... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- Nov. 2001

'A Real Dogfight'Okaloosa County gets a convention center, but some are still bitter over the issue.By Julie S. BettingerAfter 30 years of wrangling over location, funding and ownership, Okaloosa County... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- Oct. 2001

A Cabin in the PinesSt. Joe Land finds a new use for its vast, undervalued forests.By Julie S. BettingerWhen the St. Joe Co. tried to auction off some of its... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- Sept. 2001

Survivor?Gulf County shows signs of recovery, but ...By Julie S. Bettinger After the one-two punch of the commercial fishing net ban in 1995 and the closing of its largest employer... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- Aug. 2001

Power ShiftCongressman Joe Scarborough's resignation creates a mad rush for his District 1 seat. By Julie S. BettingerColorful U.S. Congressman Joe Scarborough -- credited with preventing the loss of military... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- July 2001

Company TownThe governor's efforts to cut state government hit home in Leon County.By Julie S. BettingerConversations around Tallahassee water coolers have been a bit strained since lawmakers passed Gov. Jeb... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- June 2001

Building a HUBRural Washington County is growing its own through federal HUBZone contracts.Tommy McDonald, mayor of Chipley in rural Washington County, is known for jumping in with both feet when... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2001

Around the State- Northwest- May 2001

Reaching ConsensusRural Madison County finally has a plan -- but businesses are wary.by Julie S. Bettinger The challenges facing economically disadvantaged Madison County and its 19,500 residents are a microcosm... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2001

Northwest Region

Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf and Franklin counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2001

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

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