UWF professor weighs in on Brexit [podcast]

June 29, 2016

Dr. Michelle Davis, chair of the UWF Department of Government, came on “Pensacola Speaks” to discuss Brexit, the name given the movement for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The referendum passed 52%-48% last…


Volkswagen to pay more than $570 Million for emissions fraud

June 28, 2016

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for violating state laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive trade practices by marketing, selling and leasing diesel vehicles equipped with…


Florida given 2016 Silver Shovel awards

June 28, 2016

Area Development, the leading publication focused on site selection and facility planning, has given Florida a 2016 Silver Shovel Award in recognition of projects undertaken in 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Florida has…


Fourth of July spending expected to be up

June 27, 2016

The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) says that per person spending will be up slightly over last year’s high, with more people expected to celebrate the holiday leading to higher total spending. Consumers will spend an average…


Gas prices dropping

June 27, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.28/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 249 gas outlets in Pensacola. This compares with the national average…


Chamber surveys candidates [podcast]

June 24, 2016

The Greater Pensacola Chamber will send an online survey to local candidates running for Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Board of County Commissioners. Survey questions will focus on issues that impact the local business community.…


Mayor nominates Flynn for Pensacola airport director

June 20, 2016

Pensacola Council President Charles Bare has called a special meeting for 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 for the City Council to approve Mayor Hayward’s appointment of Dan Flynn as the airport director. Flynn has served as…

Business Politics

Orlando shooting leads to more gun sales

June 17, 2016

Gun sales have dramatically increased in Florida in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead and dozens wounded. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement ran 9,854 background checks…