At Gulf Coast State College, the Advanced Technology Center is helping to close the “skills gap” by readying students for highly skilled jobs like those being created by GKN Aerospace at its new plant at the Venture Crossings industrial park near Bay County’s airport.
Two-time Masters golf champion Bubba Watson strayed for a while, to Arizona and Orlando. But now that he has returned to his hometown of Pensacola, Watson, one of golf’s biggest hitters, is leading a drive to bring about a new children’s hospital.
Big changes are taking shape as the “Airport Gateway” project morphs and expands to benefit what is being called the “Gateway District” encompassing an area from the main campus of FSU to Capital Circle.
It’s not your usual leadership training delivered to an audience in banquet chairs. The Blue Angels Foundation issues executives flight suits with squadron patches and informs them that, for 48 hours, they will be living aboard a simulated aircraft carrier at the National Flight Academy.
North Florida gaming interests are going to have to hold ’em. The 2017 Florida Legislature played things close to the chest, failing to pass a comprehensive gambling bill. Slot machines favored by the Senate were a major sticking point.
Guardian Pharmacy in Crestview is a growing specialty business that caters to nursing homes in Northwest Florida and Alabama.
Manufacturer brings 170 high-wage jobs
TripShock owner Greg Fisher was named by Pensacola’s Studer Institute as its 2016 “Entrepreneur of the Year” — with good reason. His entrepreneurial spirit hasn’t waned since he was 16 years old.
Panama City has some of the finest cataract surgeons around, drawing in doctors from around the country to learn new techniques. And to think it all happened because Dr. Bret Fisher had the desire for a climate change.