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PNJ evolves

PNJ is reporting that it is moving its printing operations to Mobile. They are outsourcing it to the Mobile Press Register. A combination of 84 full-time and part-time jobs will be eliminated during the transition. Newsroom, circulation and distribution, advertising, marketing departments and [...]

Food World/Bruno could lay off 302

Bruno's Supermarkets LLC has posted WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notices with Florida's Agency for Workforce Innovation that it may lay 302 employees at its Food World and Bruno stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties (WARN notice). The effective per the notice is May [...]

IN CMP Finance Proposal

City Finance Director Dick Barker is proposing a finance plan for the Community Maritime Park that will cost $92.6 million and have level annual payments of $3.3 million (finance-agenda-4-6-09_164134-2). The bond market is tight and municipals are paying a premium --more than we think the [...]

CMP delays cost nearly $14.4 million

In March 2007, the City staff estimated that the CMP bonds would cost a total of $71,203,237 (see ecua-april-2007). In his March 2009 presentation, the cost of the borrowing increased to $85,602,469 (see page-7-march-23-presentation-1).

CRA can reduce annual payments to ECUA

Under Section 4.5 of the Interlocal Agreement, CRA can reduce the annual payments to the ECUA if the Florida Constitution is amended or the state legislature pays a bill that reduces the amount of TIF received by the CRA. So the CRA can change its payment schedule to the ECUA if there is a [...]

City contract with ECUA allows for reduction

According to Article 5 Financing and Performance of the Interlocal agreement between the CRA/City and ECUA that was approved by City Council April 2007: "...if the final actual Costs of the Project (Demolition of the Main Street Plant) are actually less than $19,500,000, the subsequent Agency [...]

Buzz:Does ECUA need money from the City?

The recession has caused bids for many projects to come in much lower than expected. The New York Times (Companies Pretty Up Prices to Win Stimulus Projects) reports construction companies, hungry for work in the dismal economy, have slashed their prices. Bids are coming in 15 to 25 percent lower [...]

Solutia has a buyer

Solutia Inc. has found a buyer for its nylon business: an affiliate of SK Capital Partners II, a New York-based private equity firm that is focused on the chemical, material and health-care sectors. Read more.

Gaetz aims to stop double-dipping

Sen. Don Gaetz has filled a bill with Sen. Mike Fasano that will stop public officials from collecting a paycheck and a pension, known as Double-dipping. The bill was approved Tuesday by the Senate Community Affairs Committee. According to St. Pete Times, more than 9,000 members of the [...]

Escambia County school boards passes retirement incentive

The Escambia County School Board is now in the retirement incentive business. They passed a new policy that will come before the Board for final approval on May 11, 2009. This rule is intended to provide an incentive ---25% of the gross annual salary--for individuals who would like to retire and [...]

Help needed for start-ups

Press Release: Pensacola Chamber Calls on Angels to Focus on Capital for Technology Based Economic Development at the iTen Wired Summit PENSACOLA, Fla.- The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce together with the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and Mobile Area Chamber of [...]

Weekly Economic Development Update

From Charles Wood, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce: # First the Good News – Our tech companies are continuing to grow despite the current economic climate. Check out the Business Journal article on local technology growth taking place in the Pensacola Bay Area. The article “Homegrown [...]

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