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College bowl games are boon for Florida economy

December 23, 2014

Upcoming college football playoffs and postseason games are expected to bring additional revenue to state and local economies, according to the latest Economic Commentary from Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute. Florida…

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Update on Airport Concessions

December 22, 2014

Pensacola Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain told Inweekly that the long-awaited new food vendors at the Pensacola International Airport will open next year in three stages. The Pre-security concessions – Einstein’s Bros. Bagels and Pensacola Beach…

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Scott declares Jobs victory

December 19, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott declared Friday that Florida has reached his 2010 campaign goal of creating 700,000 jobs within seven years, as the state’s unemployment rate was posted at…

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Studers drop out of CMPA RFP presentations

December 19, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, the Studers’ attorney, Scott Remington, sent a letter to the CMPA executive director, Ed Spears, and the board’s attorney, Lisa Minshew, withdrawing their response to the CMPA Request for Proposals for the parcels at…

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Clay Ingram to head Greater Pensacola Chamber

December 18, 2014

Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber Board of Directors announced that Clay Ingram has been elected to serve as the Chamber’s new president & CEO. Ingram, who was unanimously voted by the Board to oversee all operational…

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CMPA rejects childcare facility at the park

December 18, 2014

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board rejected yesterday a proposal from Quint Studer for two parcels at the maritime park. Last month, Studer Community Investments responded to a Request for Proposals for parcels at the park.…

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DIB offers free parking next week

December 16, 2014

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is offering a gift to last minute shoppers venturing Downtown the week of Christmas: Free Parking. In effect from Dec. 22 through Dec. 26, all surface lots and parking meters will…

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Florida Panhandle makes Fodor Go List 2015

December 16, 2014

Fodor’s Travel has just finalized its 2015 Go List of the top 25 places to visit next year, from Cleveland to Chile. The Florida Panhandle was chosen as a 2015 must-see destination. Throughout the past year…

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Florida leads nation in mortgage fraud

December 16, 2014

Florida leads the nation in mortgage application fraud, according the Annual Mortgage Fraud Report released Monday by LexisNexis. This the fifth consecutive year that Florida has led in loans investigated for fraud. Nationwide, mortgage application fraud…