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Local job growth concentrated in low-paying fields

Local job growth concentrated in low-paying fields

As fast food and retail jobs just above the minimum wage continue to be the fastest-growing type of job in the region, Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President Tamara Fountain said we may be able to learn a thing or two from Germany. Based on Florida Department of Economic Opportunity job growth data, the […]

Aerospace engineering era begins in Pensacola

Aerospace engineering era begins in Pensacola

Nearly five years after the dream was initiated of bringing an aerospace engineering facility to Pensacola, ground was broken on the VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. at the Pensacola Regional Airport Friday morning. Hiccups occurred along the way in terms of coordinating the project and coming up with a design for it, but when local […]

New Walmart confirmed for Navarre

New Walmart confirmed for Navarre

The grocery store planned to be constructed on Navarre Parkway across from Joybrook Road will be a Walmart Neighborhood Market according to building plans submitted for the project in September to the Santa Rosa County Development Services office. Jason McLarty with Development Services said there has not been an official start date set for construction […]

Florida First Sites break ground on first project

Florida First Sites break ground on first project

When President and CEO of boat manufacturer Cape Horn/Fabbro Marine Chris Fabbro realized he needed room for his business to grow, he said he feared he would have to leave Santa Rosa County even going as far away as North Carolina. Fabbro Marine had been doing business in the county for 20 years, and he […]

Florida employers set to pay highest workers’ comp in southeast

Florida employers set to pay highest workers’ comp in southeast

Florida is set to once again have the highest cost to employers in workers’ compensation rates in the Southeastern region by Oct. 1 thanks to an official recommended rate increase of 19.6 percent. The increase recommended to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, which sets insurance rates, by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). […]