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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 compromise.by Matt MooreThe increase in commercial and residential development in Okaloosa and Walton counties has put... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1999

Around the State

Taking FlightMomentum appears to be building for development of a new regional airport in the Panhandle.The St. Joe Co., looking to boost development of its massive holdings in the Panhandle,... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1999

Around the State-Northwest-Jan.1999

Destin -- Happy Stores Inc., a convenience-store chain with 27 locations in the Panhandle, plans to sell the company to its workers. The chain set up an Employee Stock Ownership... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1999

Around the State

Welfare Reform - Cash grants will enable eight businesses in the Panhandle, including an apparel manufacturer, a fish processing company and a lumberyard, to expand their operations and add about... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1998

Around the State

OKALOOSA COUNTY - The welcome mat is out in Crestview for Centrobe, a data and communications company that will hire 150 to staff a new call center in a recently... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1998

Around the State

Gulf County - How long will the recently shuttered Florida Coast Paper Co. mill in Port St. Joe stay closed this time, residents wonder. In 1997, a five-month shutdown of... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1998

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