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Scott proposes $30 million to train workforce in STEM fields

Scott proposes $30 million to train workforce in STEM fields

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Workforce training in science and technology fields would get $30 million from Gov. Rick Scott in the latest snapshot of his upcoming legislative budget request. Scott, who is to roll out his entire 2014-15 "It's Your Money Tax Cut" budget proposal [...]

House of Sticks: Origin of Derivatives

House of Sticks: Origin of Derivatives

One can trace the origin of derivatives, for the purpose of the future delivery of a product, to Mesopotamia circa 2000 BC. The actual trading of derivative contracts can be tracked to the Byzantine Empire circa 400 AD. Belgium and Holland eventually became trading centers, and one can find [...]

City administrator insinuates Bruce Beach lease better than Maritime Park for Pensacola (video)

City administrator insinuates Bruce Beach lease better than Maritime Park for Pensacola (video)

During the “Mornings with the Mayor” session on Wednesday, I asked Mayor Ashton Hayward about his proposal to lease Bruce Beach for a dollar a year for a fish hatchery. He and his city administrator, Colleen Castille, has spent a significant amount of time at the session with the media [...]

What regional economic development looks like. Not here, check to the east

What regional economic development looks like.  Not here, check to the east

When Mayor Ashton Hayward gave his 2013 State of the City address, he spoke of the need for a regional approach to economic development. "An essential element of successful economic growth is a collaborative spirit across our entire region" said Hayward. Then in December, Hayward rushed a [...]

Bare challenges rfp process on airport food concessions

Mayor Ashton Hayward has repeatedly defend the Request For Proposal process on the airport food concessions, which is finally being brought back to the city council tonight. Councilman Charles Bare disagrees and makes his case on his blog today. Read more.

UWF College of Business to host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future on Feb. 7

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future on Friday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center on the main Pensacola campus. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The conference will feature [...]

Gulf Breeze Chamber CEO resigns

The Board of Directors of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber accepted the resignation of Josie Cotti, President/CEO, at their January Board Meeting. Josie will leave her position with the Chamber at the end of February to build her own business as a Rodan+Fields Independent Consultant. Rodan+Fields is [...]

Mobile lands 100 IT jobs, coming Feb.1

Rural Sourcing, Inc, an Atlanta-based software development firm, announced Jan. 21 that it would make downtown Mobile home to a new center that will bring 100 IT jobs. The company will open a temporary office at 456 Civic Center Dr. by Feb. 1 as they look for a permanent home in the downtown [...]

Cordova Park and surrounding neighborhoods have no plans to give up Dollar General fight

Cordova Park and surrounding neighborhoods have no plans to give up Dollar General fight

Greg Retting has been one of the leaders of the grassroots effort to block rezoning land on Spanish Trial from residential to commercial. In this email to the Pensacola City Council, he states that the Dollar General development team has been lobbying those who signed the petition against Dollar [...]

Two articles on airport food, two different takes

Two articles on airport food, two different takes

The issue on the Pensacola City Council agenda is the airport food concessions: Chick-Fil-A vs. The Fish House, Corona Beach House vs. Pensacola Bay Brewery, Einstein Bros. Bagels vs. Bagelheads, Surf City Squeeze vs. Varona's. City Administrator Colleen Castille sent out to the council a link [...]

I-10 to get new ‘Welcome to Florida’ sign

I-10 to get new ‘Welcome to Florida’ sign

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florid Nearly 45 million visitors entered the Sunshine State by car last year. And at least one state lawmaker doesn't like what they saw. "We've got a little piddly sign and we junk it all up. … It doesn't give a welcoming entrance," said Sen. Aaron [...]

Kickstarter: Hobo Grill

Kickstarter: Hobo Grill

The Hobogrill is a tiny, ultra efficient, ultra lightweight, portable, wearable charcoal grill which can be made mostly from recycled materials. Best of all, Sanghi Labs LLC, the company behind the Hobogrill.org project is making the design freely accessible to anyone in the world willing to make [...]

House of Sticks: Who to blame

House of Sticks: Who to blame

What do Simon Johnson, Gavin Dobson, Bethany McLean, Michael Lewis, and Andrew Ross Sorkin have in common? All of them, along with several other authors, wrote excellent books about the ongoing financial crisis. Even CNBC's Maria Bartiromo got into the act with a short work, compared to [...]

Terhaar wants to work out details on Food Truck ordinance, plans to meet with coalition

Terhaar wants to work out details on Food Truck ordinance, plans to meet with coalition

source: guactruck.com Pensacola City Councilman Andy Terhaar stopped in the INweekly offices yesterday to discuss his proposed food truck ordinance. He said that his intent was for the planning board to use his draft as a starting point for the discussion of the issue. It was not to be considered [...]

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