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Why did a growing startup company leave Pinellas? Lessons for St. Pete and Tampa too

Genius Central, a heavily recruited startup company when it moved to St. Petersburg from Sarasota back in 2015, has departed for less expensive, perhaps more creative space in Bradenton.

What just happened and what can St. Pete, Tampa, Sarasota and Bradenton, plus other Florida cities, learn from the experience?

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Chefs find new ways to cook variety of fish once considered trash

Certain kinds of fish long considered waste or trash -- for reasons ranging from taste to ease of preparation --  are increasingly turning up on the plates of diners at fancy as well as rather ordinary restaurants.

The new interest in a broader variety of fish is in response to overfishing and demand for exotic and healthier eating.

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PolitiFact confirms dangers of sea level rise for Tampa Bay area

The Tampa- St. Pete area and surrounding coastal cities making up the Tampa Bay region stand to experience some of the greatest losses as sea levels rise due to global warming. 

PolitiFact confirms as truthful damage estimates being touted by the local Sierra Club and other environmental groups.

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Record number of tourists visit West Central Florida

Tourists from all over the globe continue to flock to West Central Florida in record numbers to visit the Tampa Bay area's beaches, theme parks and entertainment destinations.

Hotels, restaurants and smaller shops catering to visitors report record amounts of sales tax collections, including the latest reports from Sarasota and Manatee counties.

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Sarasota mall captures national attention

Developers and urban planners across the nation are eagerly awaiting reports of success from Sarasota's new Mall at University Town Center, one of only three enclosed malls built in America since 2008.

The Sarasota mall appeals to higher-end shoppers with specialty stores and expensive wares not often seen elsewhere in Florida.

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Florida maps 50-year plan for roads, transportation

Balancing a growing population with preserving Florida's natural environment remains a challenge as the state Department of Transportation begins developing a 50-year plan to meet the demands for roads and other transportation moving forward.

An anticipated 70 percent surge in people moving to Florida is prompting a closer look at what will be needed to avoid complete gridlock.

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Grammy nominated violin concerto written in Sarasota

Composer Anna Clyne came to The Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota County for its creative, natural environment that often inspires musicians and other artists to greatness.

It was while at the Retreat that she found the time and peace of mind to compose 'Prince of Clouds,' a double violin concerto, which is in the running for a 2015 Grammy Award.

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Florida creates more jobs, unemployment rate drops

Florida's unemployment rate is back down to where it was before this century's recession saw the bottom fall out of the local economy in 2008.

But while the number of jobs is on the rise, quality of jobs, salaries and benefits are still catching up.

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People from all over the globe buy homes surrounding Tampa Bay

Investors from countries outside the U.S. increasingly look to the Tampa Bay region of Florida when searching for property to turn into homes or businesses.

Buyers from Canada and the UK top the lists of foreigners carving out a little spot in the land of opportunity.

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Sarasota Mall opens to high expectations

Sarasota's newest enclosed mall, The Mall at University Town Center, is expected to be a destination shopping experience just an hour south of downtown Tampa.

The new mall sports Saks Fifth Avenue and other high-end shops as well as the latest in consumer technology for finding stores and merchandise.

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Governor Approves Biggest Florida Budget Ever

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the largest state budget ever this week at $77 Billion after vetoing only $69 million in local projects some call pork.

The budget is $9 billion more than when Scott first took office. He faces a tough re-election campaign in November against former Gov. Charlie Crist.

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Business, Community Leaders Coalesce Behind Better Transit Options For Tampa Bay

A top concern for business and corporate leaders in the Tampa Bay region emanates from how much time employees spend on the road commuting to and from work as well as delivering goods and services.

Leaders are callling for more transit and transportation options even if it means raising taxes.

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Downtown Sarasota Builds Up, Reaches Global

More than two dozen apartment, condominium, retail and hotel projects are in the works or underway in downtown Sarasota, marking a post-recession building boom sure to spark the local economy.

Among the top projects is a luxury condo building called "The Jewel'' on Main Street.

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Tampa Bay Region Attracts Global Investors

Investments in Florida by non-Floridians are up with the resurgence of the real estate market. Investors from Asian and European countries are leading the pack in the hunt for profitability.

Downtown properties in Tampa and St. Petersburg, in particular, are hot commodities.

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USF Graduation Rate Up 15% In 5 Years

The University of South Florida's graduation rate increase at a greater pace than any other state university over the last five years.

Officials are trying to determine the factors involved, including greater demand for higher education driven by the recent economic downturn as well as improved student performance based at least partly on higher standards for admission.

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