March 19, 2018


Around the State

FORT WALTON BEACH -- Atlanta-based Home Depot opened its 63rd store in Florida here. The new store created 120 year-round jobs. Another location is planned for Panama City later this... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1998

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NORTHWEST APALACHICOLA - The city unanimously approved the development of Scipio Marina, with 144 dry slips and 43 wet slips, over objections that the project could cause environmental damage to... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1998

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY - Minerals Technologies of New York plans to build and operate a precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant adjacent to Champion International's paper mill near Pensacola. Expected to cost... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1997

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Escambia County --New and growing companies added 271 jobs at the 567-acre county-owned Ellyson Industrial Park, which is full. The park has 2,716 employees. The search is on for another... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1997

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Apalachicola --The Franklin County Commission delayed its decision on a nine-hole golf course near Apalachicola Bay after seafood workers raised concerns that the course would pollute an oyster bed. Workers... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1997

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Blountstown --Local investor Michael Siavage reopened the Tysco Shipyard, which had been idle for the last 15 years. His company, New Rysco Shipyard, will build river and ocean-going barges and... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1997

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Bay County --Panama City Beach collected $498,761 in bed taxes in March - the largest amount ever and an increase of 32% from March 1996. The county raised its bed... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1997

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Century --Starter Corp., which pulled out of its new Century factory last year, returned $240,000 to the city to pay off the $290,000 loan it received from Century when it... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1997

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Apalachicola --- The Franklin County Commission approved zoning and land-use changes for the Gramercy Plantation - where 162 houses, 80 hotel rooms and 161,000 square feet of office space will... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1997

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Bay County The Bay County Commission added another penny to the county's bed tax, according to the Panama City News Herald. The extra money will be used for Bay County's... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1997

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Century --Connecticut-based sportswear manufacturer Starter Corp. closed its Century production plant, eliminating 235 jobs. In 1992, the company received five acres of land, a loan to build the plant and... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1997

Around the State

The University of West Florida's Center for Business Research and Economic Development announced the results of its tourism Economic Impact Study. As of the end of August 1995, the economic... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

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