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CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Monday, funding for [...]

City loses money on MCM-BAP deal

City loses money on MCM-BAP deal

I called Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones and asked him to estimate what the real estates taxes would be on a $33-million investment at the Maritime Park. Jones estimated around $590,000 a year. With the Miami developer only wanting to pay $150,000 a year for lease, real estate [...]

Miami developer makes substantial changes on Maritime Park deal

Miami developer makes substantial changes on Maritime Park deal

The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop on Thursday afternoon to review the Maritime Park lease proposals of Studer Community Investments and MCM-BAP, LLC. The MCM-BAP, LLC offer is substantially different from one the city's real estate broker, CBRE, presented to the CMPA Board of [...]

Hatch Mott MacDonald moves downtown

Hatch Mott MacDonald moves downtown

The Pensacola office of Hatch Mott MacDonald has moved from near the Pensacola airport to a new location in downtown Pensacola. HMM began its relocation to the SunTrust high-rise office tower on Friday, June 12, with normal operations resuming at the new location today. Nick DeNichilo, President [...]

Airport Food Concessions pricing outside contract limits

Airport Food Concessions pricing outside contract limits

Most people expect to pay more for food and drink at an airport, but what is a reasonable mark-up? Is more than double the street price fair? Inweekly checked out the pre-security prices of OHM Food Concessions at the Pensacola International Airport. Pre-security is the area where Pensacola [...]

Cybersecurity Job Fair / Roundtable Event June 22-23

Cybersecurity Job Fair / Roundtable Event June 22-23

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be hosting a two-day cybersecurity job fair on Monday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox St. As part of the job fair, DHS will host a “Cybersecurity Career [...]

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

The $18-million fish hatchery that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward pushed through the Pensacola City Council two years ago may not be completed until early 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last Wednesday at the Technical Coordination Committee for [...]

Four Panhandle hospitals make top 50 list of highest charging hospitals

Four Panhandle hospitals make top 50 list of highest charging hospitals

Health Affairs published yesterday a study that lists the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most. The study used 2012 Medicare data to examine hospitals that charge on average more than 10 times their costs. The national average is 3.4 times over cost. Twenty (40 percent) operate in Florida. [...]

The rest of the Standard & Poor’s rating story

The rest of the Standard & Poor’s rating story

Last week, the mayor’s office let the public know that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services had revised its outlook on Pensacola, Fla.'s airport revenue bonds issued for Pensacola International Airport (PNS) to stable from negative. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'BBB' rating on [...]

IP helps Florida win Silver Shovel award

IP helps Florida win Silver Shovel award

Governor Rick Scott yesterday announced that Area Development magazine awarded Florida, through its principal economic development organization Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), the Silver Shovel award for significant job creation and economic impact. Florida has received the honor for three [...]

Chamber to Host Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Seminar

Chamber to Host Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Seminar

Press Release: It can be difficult for businesses to fully recover after a natural disaster strikes. In an effort to help local businesses prepare for natural disasters, the Greater Pensacola Chamber will host a seminar to discuss ways to develop a detailed disaster preparedness and continuity [...]

Airport bond outlook improves from negative to stable

Airport bond outlook improves from negative to stable

The City of Pensacola reports Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has affirmed the “BBB” rating of Pensacola International Airport’s revenue bonds and has revised its outlook on the bonds from negative to stable. The Standard & Poor's report highlighted Pensacola International Airport’s [...]

Airport food concessions revenues appear to be returning

Airport food concessions revenues appear to be returning

The Mayor's Office announced today that Chick-fil-A will open tomorrow at the Pensacola International Airport, completing the year-long transition to OHM food concessions at the facility. In the press release, Mayor Ashton Hayward said he was excited that the airport would now have chicken biscuits [...]

Scott undermines Senate health care plan

Scott undermines Senate health care plan

Senate Appropriations Committee is tired of the games the Scott administration is playing in the legislative battle over health care. On Monday, state Medicaid director Justin Senior appeared before the House Health & Human Services Committee. She told the lawmakers the question of whether more [...]

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