October 23, 2014

Northwest

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

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

Northwest

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

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