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Northeast

Around the State- Northeast- Feb. 2001

RevivalNearly dead four years ago, Edward Waters College is bouncing back.By Clennon KingBy 1997, the death watch was on for Jacksonville's Edward Waters College. Founded in 1866 and owned by... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2001

Around the State- Northeast- Jan. 2001

Baker County-- Wal-Mart plans to build an 880,000-sq.-ft., $40-million distribution center in Baker County, initially creating 350 jobs. The company plans to hire an additional 250 over the next three... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2001

Around the State- Northeast- Dec. 2000

A Split DecisionJacksonville wants to divide its marine and aviation operations. Some question the motives.By Lynn KollerLast fall, Ed Austin, Jacksonville's former mayor and then-chairman of the Jacksonville Port Authority,... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- Nov. 2000

Economic Development: 'Cynical But Hopeful'Can the latest effort to clean up contamination at a coveted river industrial site maintain momentum? By Jane TannerA prime, 31-acre industrial site along the St.... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- Oct. 2000

Just Passing ThroughJacksonville's distribution-related business is taking off again, fueling a boom in industrial real estate.By Jane TannerJacksonville's promoters have scripted many catchy monikers throughout the years: Bold New City... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- Sept. 2000

Curing the Tobacco BluesWith mountains of debt and a dim outlook, tobacco farmers search for alternatives.By Jane Tanner There's no shortage of anxiety along Florida's tobacco road, where the state's... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- Aug. 2000

To Drain or Not to DrainThe battle continues over the fate of the Rodman Reservoir.By Jane TannerFishing enthusiasts still talk about the near-record 17.2-pound largemouth bass snared in the Rodman... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- July 2000

Take It or Leave ItSykes Enterprises commands a premium from communities desperate for its $19,000-a-year jobs.By Jane TannerSykes Enterprises has mastered a straightforward, cookie-cutter formula to setting up call centers:... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- June 2000

Building BlockJacksonville hopes plan for luxury downtown apartments will create a domino effect.By Jane Tanner An Atlanta real estate firm is building Jacksonville's first significant high-rise housing downtown since the... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- May 2000

Alternative CommunitiesBy Jane TannerFlorida has more than a dozen residential co-ops, including a new venture near Gainesville.A few years ago, Ellie Sommer and Paul Hoffhein bought property in High Springs,... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2000

Northeast

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Published on 4/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- March 2000

Rootless BusinessA local group helps new companies get started, hoping they'll not only succeed, but stay put.by Jane TannerAl Rossiter's mission as head of Enterprise North Florida Corp. is to... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- Feb. 2000

Changing of the GuardA former Naval air station could help growth on the city's west side.by Jane Tanner When the Navy began considering closing the Cecil Field Naval Air Station... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- Jan. 2000

Flagler County -- Plans to widen State Road 100 through Bunnell are sparking protests from some residents who say it will disturb the ambiance and pedestrian atmosphere. A$5-million, Florida Department... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2000

Around the State

Thinking Long-TermHamilton County's biggest employer is bringing in new jobs and improving the quality of life -- but it won't be around forever.In Hamilton County, phosphate mining has dominated the... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1999

Around the State

Shands Looks EastThe organization's Jacksonville strategy isn't a slam dunk, however.Jacksonville is getting a big new player on its healthcare scene. Shands HealthCare, based in Gainesville and affiliated with the... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1999

Around the State

Quid Pro Quo?Jacksonville continues to debate its use of economic incentives to create growth and stability. Like nearly every community, Jacksonville has made economic incentives part of its economic development... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1999

Around the State

Gatorade's Successors Back in 1965, University of Florida physiologists whipped up a fluid-replacement beverage for UF football players to keep them from wilting under the hot Florida sun. That concoction... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1999

Around the State

The Corner of Faith and CommerceAn Episcopal priest and a lawyer have built an ecumenical group that's helping to redevelop Jacksonville's old inner city.Developer Toney Sleiman is better known in... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1999

Around the State

Hub-less in Flagler CountyThe fastest-growing county in Florida is still looking for a commercial center.The ITT Corp. platted 46,000 homesites in Flagler County starting in the early 1970s and largely... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1999

Is Change Coming?

Along the coast of Amelia Island north of Jacksonville, construction workers put finishing touches on seven 14-unit, million-dollar condos at Summer Beach, a 500-acre resort. Just to the south, more... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1999

Around the State

Incoming Call CentersMore phone jobs coming to town doesn't thrill city officials, but call center workers see benefits. Jacksonville's reputation as a call center capital continues to grow. Outside of... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1999

Around the State

Alachua County -- A proposed Dollar General Corp. distribution center has been on hold pending an agreement between landowner Jacksonville-based N.G. Wade Investment Co. and the city of Alachua. Wade... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1999

Around the State

Out of the Rough?The much-hyped, long-awaited golf-themed destination may be gaining momentum after a slow start.by Jane Tanner The World Golf Village on I-95 in St. Johns County that opened... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1999

Around the State

Last Gasp?More than a third of Florida's apparel manufacturing jobs have vanished in the five years since NAFTA. In 1969, Doris Hammond got a job at Jasper Textile in Hamilton... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1999

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