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House of Sticks: Who got bailed out?

House of Sticks: Who got bailed out?

Have you had some fun reading about the scandals, the bankruptcies, and who some of the culprits are? Did the demise of Barings, BCCI, LTCM, and Enron, and the problems encountered in Orange County, Detroit, and Jefferson County, whet your appetite for more sleuthing? Keep reading the works [...]

Pensacola Tech Park to get first building

Pensacola Tech Park to get first building

The Space Florida board approved yesterday the Memorandum of Understanding between Space Florida, the Pensacola Industrial Development Corporation as landowner/land lessor, and prospective tenant organizations, all under the code name Project Expanse. The MOU is intended to outline the intentions [...]

Visit Pensacola Board meeting today

Visit Pensacola Board meeting today

Readers have asked that I post when the Visit Pensacola meets today. Visit Pensacola Board of Trustees Feb. 5 3 p.m. Hagler/Mason Meeting Room Second Floor of Pensacola City Hall

Latest Market Research on Pensacola Tourism

Latest Market Research on Pensacola Tourism

Visit Pensacola meets today. In its agenda packet is the marketing research update on tourism for this past fall. The top 10 Visitor Origins for Fall 2013: Atlanta, GA Mobile, AL Baton Rouge, LA Birmingham, AL New Orleans, LA Nashville, TN Dallas, TX Orlando, FL Ft. Walton/Destin, FL [...]

Founder/CEO of National Energy USA to speak to Gulf Coast Economics Club

Founder/CEO of National Energy USA to speak to Gulf Coast Economics Club

The Gulf Coast Economics Club is proud to announce our Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014 program: Mr Dave Robau, founder and CEO of National Energy USA. Mr. Robau is founder and CEO of National Energy USA, an industry leader in the field of advanced energy technologies. Mr. Robau lectures widely on [...]

Varona makes offer to stay open while city completes new RFP process

Varona makes offer to stay open while city completes new RFP process

Robert Varona, whose contract for food concessions at the Pensacola International Airport expires on March 31, has sent the following letter to Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Pensacola City Council: Dear Mayor Hayward and Members of Council: Ever since the City Council rejected the Mayor’s [...]

Dollar General on Spanish Trail dead issue

Dollar General on Spanish Trail dead issue

Greg Rettig, who organized the grassroots effort to prevent Dollar General from building a store on Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd, posted on his Facebook page thaat he received the following email from Sherry Morris, the City's Planning Director, last night: "My understanding as of now is that the [...]

Panhandle Tiger Bay Club Presents Michelle Hurdle – The Status and Future of Airbus in the Area

Panhandle Tiger Bay Club Presents Michelle Hurdle – The Status and Future of Airbus in the Area

Economic Development spirits were flying high in Alabama after the global aerospace giant, Airbus, chose Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex for its first U.S. airplane assembly plant. The Panhandle Tiger Bay Club’s February speaker, Michelle Hurdle, was a member of the Alabama economic development team [...]

Leadership Pensacola seeks nominations

Leadership Pensacola seeks nominations

The Pensacola Chamber Foundation has announced that Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, nominations will be accepted for the 50 available slots in next year's Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class. Self-nominations will also be accepted. LeaP, a program of the Pensacola Chamber Foundation, aims [...]

DIB meeting rescheduled to Monday

DIB meeting rescheduled to Monday

We received an email from Ron Butlin, DIB executive director: Due to some schedule conflicts the DIB's meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday February 4 will be held Monday February 3rd, same time 7:30 in the DIB conference room.

House of Sticks: Everything in Moderation

Remember that old line our parents used to throw at us before we engaged in a little beer drinking? The concept certainly applies to the financial markets when the subject becomes losing more money than one can afford to lose. When looking at the recent history of derivatives trading, even some [...]

New Tax Watch study looks at value of economic development projects for local communities

New Tax Watch study looks at value of economic development projects for local communities

The new Florida TaxWatch Report, "Diversifying Florida's Economy Through Local Economic Development", has an impact analysis of common economic development projects. It focuses on three ways that local communities are trying to grow their local economies: expanding manufacturing, creating logistics [...]

BP has new target to avoid paying claims

BP has new target to avoid paying claims

BP has found a new target to avoid paying claims resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster: court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau. Juneau evaluates the compensation claims. BP wants Federal Judge Carl Barbier to tighten his standards used for paying claims, asserting that some [...]

No IN Your Head Radio today, taking a sleet day

No IN Your Head Radio today, taking a sleet day

With the roads icy and bridges closed, IN Your Head Radio will not be on the air today. We will be back tomorrow.

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