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FDOT may take multi-year funding approach on $3.5 million for VT-MAE project

FDOT may take multi-year funding approach on $3.5 million for VT-MAE project

Interim Airport Director Dan Flynn wrote, "The City of Pensacola has been in contact with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with respect to funding assistance for the $3.5 million that the Federal Aviation Administration will not provide." He said that FDOT has indicated a [...]

FDOT could help fund VT-MAE taxiway and runway

FDOT could help fund VT-MAE taxiway and runway

I made a few calls to Tallahassee. Apparently the city has approached Florida Department of Transportation for help with the $3.5 million needed for the apron and taxiway for the VT-MAE hangar. My sources say FDOT will provide the money, but they aren't sure what will the match required from the [...]

FAA denies $3.5 million for VT-MAE project, but city says it has a plan

FAA denies $3.5 million for VT-MAE project, but city says it has a plan

The Federal Aviation Authority has denied the city of Pensacola’s request for a $3.5 million AIP grant needed to extend the taxiway at the Pensacola International Airport to accommodate VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering’s aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility. The city [...]

Florida has the fastest growing metro area in the nation: The Villages ….Panama City 19th

Florida has the fastest growing metro area in the nation: The Villages ….Panama City 19th

Florida was home to the nation's fastest growing metro area from 2013 to 2014, according to new U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area and county population estimates released today. The Villages, located to the west of the Orlando metro area, grew by 5.4 [...]

Liquor could be coming to Publix and Winn Dixie

Liquor could be coming to Publix and Winn Dixie

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The need for a wall between vodka and vegetables would remain in Florida, but a revised Senate bill would open the door to reduced travel time for shoppers between the liquor and grocery aisles. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Wednesday [...]

Inweekly 2006: CEMEX port lease creates uproar

Inweekly 2006: CEMEX port lease creates uproar

  The future of the Port of Pensacola was in the balance...or we were told.       Dust Up Over CEMEX By Duwayne Escobedo, published 3/17/06 In the doomsday thriller, "The Day After Tomorrow," global warming melts Antarctica and plummets New York City and the [...]

Inweekly 2009: Pensacola is our business

Inweekly 2009: Pensacola is our business

Inweekly has been dedicated to promoting locally-owned businesses since its inception. We launched the concept of "IN Stay Local" to help get out message on the importance our small businesses. To grow our local economy and preserve the unique character of our community, we must spend our money [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

The fallout of the CBRE Bait & Switch appears to be Ed Spears, the executive director of the Community Maritime Park, leaving the city of Pensacola. The PNJ reports that City COO Tamara Fountain saying the Spears "did separate from the city" yesterday. What's next? Will the RFP be [...]

Panhandle Tiger Bay Club hear about ‘The Middle Class Squeeze’

Panhandle Tiger Bay Club hear about  ‘The Middle Class Squeeze’

Jennifer Erickson, Director of Competitiveness and Economic Growth at the Center for American Progress, will be speaking at the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club on “The Middle Class Squeeze” Friday, March 20. In September, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released its report regarding how the [...]

Florida House proposes $17.9 million to save citrus industry

Florida House proposes $17.9 million to save citrus industry

The fight against a disease infecting Florida's oranges would get a hefty boost from a House spending proposal (Read "Citrus Crisis"). The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee included $17.9 million for the state's response to citrus greening in a budget proposal [...]

Quint Studer named one of the most interesting entrepreneurs in healthcare today

Quint Studer named one of the most interesting entrepreneurs in healthcare today

The Becker Hospital Review has published its list of the nine most interesting and intelligent entrepreneurs in healthcare today. Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, is second on the list. Quint Studer is the founder of Pensacola, Fla.-based Studer Group, an outcomes firm that uses [...]

Letters on Sacred Heart breach went out Friday

Letters on Sacred Heart breach went out Friday

Yesterday Sacred Heart Health System announced that hackers had gained access to the confidential data on approximately 14,000 patient by gaining access to the computer system of a third-party billing vendor. According to the press release, hackers were able to use a deceptive technique known as [...]

Presidential Task Force releases action plan to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud

Presidential Task Force releases action plan to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud

The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, has released its action plan. The plan identifies actions that will strengthen enforcement, create and expand partnerships with state and [...]

Convention Center deja vu

Convention Center deja vu

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion for a convention center. It's a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the bed tax was originally presented as a funding source for just such a venture. The penny tax on short-term rentals was used to finance the Pensacola Civic Center. When that tax [...]

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