The Great Recession

Alabama manufacturer scouts Santa Rosa County

Alabama manufacturer scouts Santa Rosa County

The Strong Steel Inc. website states that the Andalusia, Ala.-based maker of frames sometimes used to build houses is “Now hiring framers, drywallers” and “persons with building experience.” Further, the privately held company’s managing principal, Anthony Attalla, says he’s considering an expansion than could mean up to 190 new jobs in Santa Rosa County. Read […]

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

For the third time in recent months Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze are at odds, this time over a share of tourist development funds that exceed $100,000 annually. The county has a long history of remitting to Gulf Breeze the bed tax money generated by the city’s hotels—a total of $801,178 […]

County revenue-sharing cuts appear permanent

County revenue-sharing cuts appear permanent

Gulf Breeze is feeling the pinch of cuts in voluntary revenue sharing by Santa Rosa County, which city leaders have recently cited as a rationale for raising water and sewer utility fees in the coming year. The controversial first-ever surcharge imposed on non-city customers of South Santa Rosa Utility System, which Gulf Breeze owns, has […]