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CMPA Looks at Studer Deal

CMPA Looks at Studer Deal

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees is slated to address its deal with Quint Studer’s Maritime Place, LLC. this afternoon. Studer, owner of the Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team, is pursuing a land-lease deal with the city of Pensacola and the CMPA. Scott Remington, [...]

Sunday traffic gives Pensacola Beach huge boost

Here are the weekend traffic numbers on the Bob Sykes Bridge to Pensacola Beach: 2012 Fri 8/10 15783 Sat 8/11 15760 Sun 8/12 16910 TOTAL 48453 2011 Fri 8/12 15248 Sat 8/13 16130 Sun 8/14 12974 TOTAL 44352 2010 Fri 8/13 13485 Sat 8/14 [...]

Chamber Hires Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Pensacola, Fla. – August 7, 2012 – Greater Pensacola Chamber President Jim Hizer announced today that Shannon Steffee has been hired as Vice President, Marketing and Communications for the Chamber. Steffee has worked as an editor for a business trade magazine in Altamonte Springs, Fla., for [...]

Great almost job announcement

For the past month there has been a buzz that ST Aerospace Mobile was looking to move from Mobile to Pensacola. The Mobile Press Register reported the company that has more than 1,000 employees was being recruited by Pensacola Ashton Hayward, which upset the Mobile Chamber president. Later the [...]

Studer Negotiations

Studer Negotiations

Blue Wahoos owner Quint Studer met with officials from the city of Pensacola and the Community Maritime Park Association this morning in an attempt to hammer out a lease for a parcel of property located at the Maritime Park. “We’re close,” said CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill at the end of [...]

Busy Week for CMPA

The Community Maritime Park Association has an active week ahead. CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill will meet with city officials and Quint Studer on Tuesday regarding a proposed park development project, and the full Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday to explore the Equal Business Opportunity [...]

What holds Pensacola back?

The things that the Independent News has been reporting for much of the past decade:shortage of affordable housing, racial disparities, substandard education and poverty. The Dawson Group told the Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee essentially the same thing. Press Release: URAC OBTAINS [...]

Okaloosa ahead in race for BP funds

The Daily News reports UWF's Rick Harper told Okaloosa County business people Thursday at Northwest Florida State College that their county will receive a disproportionate share of $10 million set aside by the state this year to encourage economic diversification in eight Northwest Florida counties [...]

Mobile Council delays maritime museum

Mobile Press Register reports that amid questions about the total cost, the Mobile City Council on Tuesday delayed action on a $628,770 contract for the future GulfQuest Maritime museum. The council was set to vote on the contract with Ben M. Radcliff Contractor Inc. for utility and general site [...]

Home sales and foreclosures are both up

Home sales and foreclosures are both up

Foreclosure rates in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent increased for the month of May over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 6.57 [...]

Chamber CEO says Pensacola has positive buzz

Chamber CEO says Pensacola has positive buzz

The Greater Pensacola Chamber board of directors met yesterday. Chamber CEO Jim Hizer gave an update on economic development. He said that Pensacola is getting a positive buzz around the country. "We are a blank slate for a lot of site selectors," he said. "They may know about the beach and the [...]

GE Wind hurt if tax credit not extended

GE Wind hurt if tax credit not extended

Source: Florida News Connection, by Stephanie Carroll Carson.. The GE Wind Turbine Plant in Pensacola has 500 employees. Now, their jobs and those of thousands of others could be in jeopardy because Congress has stalled on a decision about the production tax credit for the wind [...]

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