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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
With the roads icy and bridges closed, IN Your Head Radio will not be on the air today. We will be back tomorrow.
Experts on transportation, planning and business development will discuss the importance of keeping Florida – and particularly the Jacksonville region – positioned as a global hub in the areas of trade, logistics and export-oriented manufacturing activities during the Trade and Logistic [...]
Two media stories caught my attention this morning. Corbett Davis resigned from the Downtown Improvement Board. He was the board's chairman and his leadership will be missed. His family-owned Jewelers Trade Shop has been part of downtown Pensacola since 1956. He has seen the ups and downs of [...]
Gov. Rick Scott released another component of his election-year proposal to cut taxes and fees by $500 million, this time by seeking to slash $33 million in corporate filing fees and penalties. Scott's office issued a press release announcing the latest of his tax and fee cut proposals late Friday, [...]
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam leaves today for Panama City, Panama, on a three-day mission that will include seeking to expand Florida growers’ access to the Central American nation. Also, the mission will include reviewing trade opportunities with the expansion of the Panama Canal and [...]
Chef Emeril Lagasse Samples Restaurants in South Walton County on Latest Emeril’s Florida TV Episode -Local FRLA Restaurants in Sandestin, Seaside, Seagrove and Santa Rosa Beach are Showcased - The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to present this week’s episode of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.