Great Northwest Florida announces strategies

February 27, 2017

Florida’s Great Northwest held its Regional Economic Transformation Implementation launch this morning and released its report on a unified vision for future economic development in the Panhandle: “Northwest Florida Forward: A Regional Strategy for Economic Transformation.”…

Business Politics

Florida House takes aim at local regs

February 23, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Legislation that would bar city and county governments from regulating businesses, unless state laws specifically allowed them to do so, cleared its first House panel Wednesday over objections…


Ingram explains vote

February 22, 2017

State Rep. Clay Ingram explained to Inweekly why he voted for HB 7005, which targets Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida and other business-development agencies. “As chair of the House Appropriations Transportation and Tourism Subcommittee, I have had…


Surprise, Chamber supports economic development and tourism

February 21, 2017

Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber announced its support for the continued funding of Enterprise Florida, the Small Business Development Center Network and VISIT FLORIDA. “The Greater Pensacola Chamber strongly believes the state must continue to fund…


Free beach trolley service returns next month

February 20, 2017

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will once again launch their free, open-air trolley service along Pensacola Beach on March 3 and run it through October 1, 2017. The 2017 trolley schedule is as follows: March…

Business Caring Education

Achieve Escambia boss resigns

February 15, 2017

After less than four months on the job, Achieve Escambia’s Director Greg Voss has resigned. Achieve Escambia was founded in early 2016 by Navy Federal Credit Union, Gulf Power and other community leaders to improve public education.…


Scott keeps up pressure in Economic Development debate

February 14, 2017

From The News Service of Florida: After making three appearances Monday, Gov. Rick Scott continues trying to build public pressure against lawmakers who want to kill the state’s business-recruitment and tourism-marketing agencies. Scott held a roundtable…

Business Entertainment

Bike to Fort Pickens on March 4

February 14, 2017

The public is invited to peddle, hike, and climb their way through the archaeology of Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens Area with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and the National Park Service on Saturday,…


What is the impact of cutting tourism marketing?

February 13, 2017

The U.S. Travel Association and Visit Florida have data to show what happens when state’s top promoting tourism. Pennsylvania cut its state tourism marketing budget from $30 million to $7 million in 2009. Every dollar cut…