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Flying Private

Adjacent to Northwest Florida’s major airports and tucked in smaller, out-of-the way airfields, fixed base operators are a boost to the region’s economy by helping to keep private planes flying — including those owned by visitors who might be taking a jaunt to the coast for lunch or dinner or to Tallahassee for a legislative hearing. But their major product isn’t necessarily fuel. It’s more to do with customer service — and rolling out the red carpet for visitors who could bring future business to the area.

Women Take Flight

While women have made great strides in a variety of careers and industries, there is still a gender gap when it comes to female aviators. Tallahassee business partners Lacey Smith and Faith Drewry — cofounders of FL Aviation Center — think today’s women need to see more of their contemporaries making a real, viable, everyday career in aviation.
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Military

Military

Home to one of the largest and most active naval aviation bases in the world, Santa Rosa County’s economy gets a major boost from businesses that cater to or work with the military. With hundreds of defense contractors, land available for development and a sizeable trained workforce, the county’s economic development office is making a push to get the word out that the county is at the “heart of a growing aerospace cluster.”
All About Santa Rosa

All About Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa County sits in the midst of a six-county area of Northwest Florida that has the highest concentration of military retirees in the U.S., providing a trained and ready workforce. There are more than 31,000 military retirees in Santa Rosa alone — and approximately 100,000 military veterans in Santa Rosa and neighboring counties combined.
Oysters

Oysters

An area known for its blue-green waterways and rich ecosystems, Santa Rosa County is currently working on a project that could improve the quality of marine life — and perhaps economic development — for years to come. The county has been working with scientists at the Nature Conservancy since 2015 on the Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project — a multi-phase endeavor that’s being funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.
Tsunami Ready

Tsunami Ready

If you thought tsunamis couldn’t happen along the Gulf Coast — you were wrong. Santa Rosa County has prepared a safety plan for tsunami preparedness — the first of its kind in the region.
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Archive » Small Business

Management Strategies

Management Strategies

Talent is the No. 1 commodity in the business of technology. There a few major factors that can help businesses acquire and retain the best and brightest in our community.
Outsourcing Outlet

Outsourcing Outlet

Knowing the ins and outs of employment law and the needs of your workers is important when it comes to paychecks, 401Ks and insurance.
Embracing Altruism

Embracing Altruism

One of eight Benefit Corporations in Florida, the Walton County-based Amavida Coffee and Tea Company represents a new breed of business — one aimed at balancing the public good with making profit.
Business of Booze

Business of Booze

Craft Distilleries and Their Products Are Growing in Popularity
Knight Creative Communities Institute

Knight Creative Communities Institute

Economic development is enhanced by cultivating a more engaged community.
Florida A&M University Consultancy Projects

Florida A&M University Consultancy Projects

FAMU consultancy projects unite students and businesses
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Archive » Regional News

Nano: From Sci-Fi to the Marketplace

Nano: From Sci-Fi to the Marketplace

FullScaleNANO, a Tallahassee startup, is helping to change the nanotechnology industry in its collaborations with universities, companies and government organizations.
Oyster Ranching

Oyster Ranching

Oyster “ranching” is a budding venture that locals hope will resurrect the oyster industry in Wakulla County, create hundreds of jobs, promote ecotourism and spawn sustainable economic development.
Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Marine Wheels, a small business that works on boat propellers, is a sophisticated operation that knows how to ensure the props on your boat give the best possible performance in the water.
Schoolhouse Rocks Sale

Schoolhouse Rocks Sale

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Opinion

Wheel Deals

Wheel Deals

Nearly one-third of car sales are now leases
Employee Etiquette

Employee Etiquette

Employers’ respect for employees’ privacy affects performance
Glen McDonald Applies All

Glen McDonald Applies All

Glen McDonald of Applied Research Associates in Bay County is a very colorful chemist who does a lot of good in the local community.
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People

Women Take Flight

While women have made great strides in a variety of careers and industries, there is still a gender gap when it comes to female aviators. Tallahassee business partners Lacey Smith and Faith Drewry — cofounders of FL Aviation Center — think today’s women need to see more of their contemporaries making a real, viable, everyday career in aviation.

More Than Just Numbers

Winston Howell changed his college major 14 times before settling on accounting. Today he is the managing shareholder of the fast-growing Thomas Howell Ferguson CPAs.
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Archive » Politics + Government

It's the Law

It's the Law

The Florida Legislature convenes its 2017 session, prepared to tackle a slew of issues that affect business, including worker compensation, education & water availability.
Governing Excellence

Governing Excellence

Barry Shields begins preparing the Governor’s Club early for an onslaught of business when legislators come to town.

Economic Optimism

In this issue, high-end realtors across the 850 say that business has picked up since the presidential election was settled because buyers feel more confident about the national economy.

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