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Council takes step today on diversity

January 12, 2015

The Pensacola City Council will review today a proposed ordinance to create and implement a minority and woman-owned business program for city procurement. The ordinance is the result of nearly four-year process. In 2011, Mayor Ashton…

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Florida TaxWatch: Florida Economy expects a sunny year

January 6, 2015

Florida TaxWatch, a nonprofit public policy research institute and government watchdog group, expects another year of economic growth and recovery in 2015, according to its 2015 Economic Preview. Florida’s economy will grow faster than the nation…

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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.…