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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.

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. 

View of the Charles Wharton Johnson Pavilion at Coachman Park.

Redesign of Clearwater waterfront promises to enhance appeal, spur investments

The Imagine Clearwater process engages urban designers and local residents in a planning exercise for how everyone can better access and enjoy the city’s unique waterfront.

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Looking to invest in an emerging urban neighborhood? Check out plans for Downtown Clearwater

Local business owners and city officials express high hopes for attracting new investments and visitors back to downtown Clearwater with fun activities and new apartments designed to create a new urban live-work-play environment. 

Officails were on the site Oct. 21, 2016, for an official ceremonial groundbreaking of Channel Club and a downtown Publix on East Madison Street.

Great news for downtown Tampa: Grocery store in Channel District breaks ground

A new Publix grocery store and a new city park are being built adjacent to The Channel Club, a 323-unit apartment building now under construction near the corner of East Twiggs Street and Meridian Avenue.

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Want to attract artists, creatives to your town? Transform a neighborhood

Pinellas Park transforms a once blighted urban area of the city into an eclectic arts village with affordable studio space and housing for working artists and entrepreneurs.

Grady Square.

New apartments transform Westshore area into more livable community

Transformational change begins in Tampa’s Westshore area as new apartment communities designed for an urban lifestyle open in traditional business district.

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YouthBuild is all about character, hard work and achieving success

YouthBuild, a solutions-oriented government program designed to give struggling teens and 20-somethings extra chances to succeed, engages education, skills and a team of patient professionals who insist on long-term caring relationships with the students.

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What is a wellness district? Vinik-Cascade project in downtown Tampa promotes healthy lifestyle

Designers of downtown Tampa's Wellness District are looking to create innovative spaces and places that promote a healthy lifestyle. Think air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

Grand Opening of El Barrio

How affordable artist housing can help cultural communities "celebrate themselves"

Artspace enjoys a long history of working with culturally distinct groups in the development of affordable artist live/work housing and community spaces. From El Barrio in New York to Honolulu, Hawaii, these projects allow artists to celebrate themselves.

William Cooper says goodbye to Dr. Mary Dorritie at the Tampa VAMC domiciliary care facility.

Coalition provides help, homes for local vets living on streets

Because Florida has one of the highest populations of homeless veterans in the country, the Tampa Housing Authority, the VA and the local Homeless Initiative are collaborating to find permanent solutions toward ending veteran homelessness in our community.

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What's next in downtown Tampa? Rebirth of West Bank of Hillsborough River

Tampa’s city government and the Tampa Housing Authority are embarking on a grand experiment: Rebuilding a neighborhood from the ground up.

The Fitzgerald.

Project-by-project, developers help Tampa find its urban roots

From the smell of fresh paint on old homes in historic neighborhoods to the sight of construction cranes towering over downtown streets, it’s easy to appreciate what a long-time local developer means when he says Tampa is “discovering itself.”

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Tampa's next hot neighborhood? The Heights creates urban space to live, work, play and stay

Looking to move into downtown Tampa in the next couple of years? Your options are growing every month, including the latest project featuring an urban designed community on the Tampa Riverwalk. Welcome to The Heights. 
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