Real estate development and construction activities have always been more important in Florida than in the nation as a whole.
Pensacola outperformed predictions for job growth in 2014.
Job growth and job quality are important issues for any community. Together, they determine economic living standards and figure prominently into quality of life.
A widely reported study that traced 40 percent of Florida’s payday loans to the Pensacola area was incorrect, according to new research by the Haas Center.
The United Way organization has published a new study looking at household incomes and housing affordability for each of the 67 counties in Florida.
The metro area jobs report for October was released on Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and Pensacola registered 163,600 jobs, seasonally adjusted, on nonfarm payrolls. This was an increase of 2,700 jobs, or 1.7 percent, over October 2013.
Lynne Cunningham is a senior coach and speaker for Studer Group.
How can we improve the quality of life for people in Pensacola?
Think Beyond is having a community forum on Thursday to look for ways to find out.
There is a saying: If you don’t know where you are going, then all roads lead there.
Professor Raid Amin and his students are doing fascinating work at the University of West Florida.
Carly Borden talks about the value of public education and the importance of using different ways to reach different students.
Graphics guru Ron Stallcup talks about using data to tell stories of the past and and present, and how that relevant information can help move the community toward a better future.
Shannon Nickinson shares her vision of how the Studer Institute can help bring people together to make the community a better place for everyone.
Mollye Barrows talks about investigative reporting as a tool to tell compelling stories, fix injustices and fight for the underdog.
Randy Hammer, CEO of the Studer Institute, talks about the need to get people involved in and excited about improving the quality of life in Pensacola.
Rick Harper is the director of the Studer Institute and also serves as University of West Florida’s assistant vice president for economic development and director of the university’s Office of Economic Development and Engagement. He will be responsible for the dashboard indicators and other data series that will describe our community and track its performance.
Reggie Dogan talks about what he learned about our school system after spending months talking to teachers, administrators and parents in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Claire Campbell doesn’t think of her short documentary “Back in the Game” as a film.
The Studer Institute’s staff spent five months researching the material that would become the Pensacola Metro Report.
We are tough on children.
Patrick Elebash saw something downtown last Christmas that he had never seen before.
In 1978 Steve Garman, then city manager of Westminster, Colo., was approached about taking a similar position in Pensacola.
When restaurant entrepreneur Joe Abston opened Hopjacks on Palafox Place in 2008, he said his goal was to help revive downtown Pensacola and restore its “beating heart.”
Pensacola is a big enough small city that you sometimes get the feeling folks are only separated by six degrees.
If you live and work in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, on average you make $8,000 less than the typical American worker.
In early 2001, then-Pensacola News Journal Executive Editor Randy Hammer sent UWF’s Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development an invitation:
Tauheedah Rasheed knows the value of hard work.
Robin Reshard wants to hear your story.
Getting a 350-pound robot to walk like a human is half art, half science. It’s the kind of thing the robotics lab at the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition specializes in.
When officials from the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce visited Pensacola recently, they oohed and ahhed about Pensacola’s thriving downtown business district, as well as the waterfront ballpark and its array of nearby restaurants and nightspots.