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Want to make local streets safer for all? Report road safety concerns on new Interactive map

A new app created by the Hillsborough MPO is designed to encourage Tampa Bay area residents to identify problem areas that create unsafe experiences for drivers, bicyclists and/or pedestrians. 

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay home in south St Pete.

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay breathes new life into local low-income neighborhoods

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay partners with nonprofits and an army of volunteers to build and renovate affordable housing in Sulphur Springs and other Tampa Bay area neighborhoods. 

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Libraries shake things up with 3D imaging, innovative programs for all ages, abilities

If it's been a while since you've visited your local library, you may be pleasantly surprised to find a whole lot more than books. Think maker spaces and tech hubs as seen in Clearwater and throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

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New technology, web apps engage users in making local streets more accessible, safer

Want to report a pothole or a traffic snarl? Want to borrow a bike for a ride across town? Want to know when the next bus arrives? Check out new mobile apps and interactive maps offered by Tampa Bay area cities and counties.

SMT supervisor Dale Lynn shows Marshall Middle School students an assembly that goes into the magneto on a piston engine aircraft.

Preparing for the future: Schools gear up to train students for new manufacturing jobs

Local schools are re-emphasizing training for skilled labor jobs to meet the demands of a rebounding manufacturing industry. More than 4,000 jobs are now available in the Tampa Bay region.

Liz Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas.

Enterprising Latinas launches project to boost Wimauma economy

Enterprising Latinas planned the Women's Opportunity Center to empower women personally and professionally by teaching them how to become successful entrepreneurs and launch their own businesses in Wimauma.

Wimauma Cares training session is offered by Enterprising Latinas in Wimauma.

Enterprising Latinas lanza proyecto para impulsar la economía de Wimauma

Las emprendedoras Latinas planificaron  el centro de oportunidades para mujeres (Women's Opportunity Center) para empoderar a mujeres personal y profesionalmente enseñándoles cómo ser emprendedoras exitosas y cómo lanzar sus propios negocios en Wimauma.

Curtis, Kimberly and Caleb Darby are graduates of the Family Promise of Pinellas County program.

For Good: Family Promise works with interfaith congregations to help homeless families

Fourteen host congregations set up make-shift living quarters for homeless families inside their houses of worship. Volunteers take turns supplying the guests three meals a day, as well as helping in whatever ways are needed, including taking kids to school, donating personal and household items, or offering social and emotional support. 

Johns Hopkins All Children's research facility.

Tampa Bay Area: Most anticipated development projects in 2017

In addition to the much anticipated groundbreaking for the Vinik development on the waterfront in Downtown Tampa, several other major development projects around the Tampa Bay Area expect to see tremendous progress in 2017. Here are a few. 

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Pik My Kid: Local startup streamlines school dismissal process

Frustrated by your child's after-school car line? There's an app for that. Bay Area startup PikMyKid is digitizing and streamlining the school dismissal process.

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Midtown comes into focus as USFSP students share neighborhood stories

Since 2006, the Neighborhood News Bureau, a USFSP student-run newsroom, has served as a voice for residents of Midtown, an historic and economically disadvantaged African-American neighborhood in St. Petersburg.

Ansberto Vallejo speaks at the Not Your Average Speakers event in Wimauma.

Seeking a united front in Wimauma: Not Your Average Speakers On The Ground in Wimauma

Not Your Average Speakers: Political clout, unity, education and job training are key to shaping the future for Wimauma residents, a diverse mix of immigrants, Hispanics, blacks and whites, as development encroaches on the rural community in South Hillsborough County..

Julia Sarmiento speaks at the Not Your Average Speakers event in Wimauma.

Buscando un frente unido en Wimauma: Voces Excepcionales On The Ground en Wimauma

Voces Excepcionales: Influencia política, unidad, educación y capacitación para el trabajo son clave para forjar el futuro de los residentes de Wimauma, una mezcla de inmigrantes, hispanos, negros y blancos, mientras el desarrollo alcanza a la comunidad rural enclavada en el sur del Condado de Hillsborough.

Student built robots face-off at the start of a match.

Founder voices: Terri Willingham of The Eureka! Factory, Roboticon, Gulf Coast Makercon

Drone races, creating robots, developing games, etc. Learn how The Eureka Factory is churning out new and innovative activities to get kids engaged in technology, math and science. 

Hampton Inn & Suites at Avion Park.

Looking for a place to stay near Tampa airport? New hotels open up in Westshore Area

Lodging near Tampa International Airport has played a vital role in the economic picture of the Westshore Area since at least the 1960s. But new developments -- housing, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and offices -- are reigniting the hotel scene in this growing urban neighborhood
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