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Shoutout to the world: Investments in Tampa are on the rise

Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn are two of the primary leaders behind calling attention to the recent rise in investments in Tampa and the surrounding region.

Apartments, office space, retail, neighborhoods -- all are emerging fast in a race to capitalize on investment opportunities.

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Will hops do for Florida what grapes do for California?

Researchers at the University of Florida are busy developing a form of hops that could thrive in Florida's warm climate as the next cash crop for agriculture.

Hops are a key ingredient in beer-making, one of the fastest-growing industries in Florida.

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Living well, health top priority for downtown Tampa development

Plans for a WELL-certified neighborhood in downtown Tampa surrounding the Amalie Arena are creating buzz around the globe as investors consider what it means to be green, clean and seen as the healthiest of places to live, work, play and stay.

Strategic Property Partners, the development group created by Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik, is picking up accolades from the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council).

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Sofwerx, Thunderdome Project troll for innovation, entrepreneurs

James "Hondo'' Geurts is heading up a new idea lab in Ybor City that is designed to troll for innovations that could make military life safer for Americans stationed all over the globe. 

The idea is to attract innovative thinking and new solutions for problems that can result in injuries and death. 

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Utah company brings giant waterslide to Tampa

Who needs hills when you have bridges? A Utah company looking for a high spot around urban Tampa picked North Boulevard Bridge to install a 1,000-foot water slide for fun and entertainment come May. 

Expect a one-day block party and more the day of the event. 

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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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Young inventors win top prizes in USF innovation competition

A garden growing out of recyclable coffee cups, a seeing eye T-shirt, a dissolving spoon that turns into the ingredients for a sauce -- all those and more were among the winners at the USF Young Innovators competition on Feb. 11.

Students in grades K-8 are invited to compete in the annual event for cash prizes. More than 700 entries were submitted.

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Largest Cuban art exhibit goes on display in Tallahassee

Two years in the making, the largest display of Cuban art seen in the U.S. in over 70 years is on display at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee through March 27, 2016.

Lawyer and art collector Segundo Fernandez made the display possible.

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TIA, TECO announce mega-solar project at Tampa airport

Tampa Electric is building a solar array at Tampa International Airport (TIA) that will be large enough to generate enough power to fuel 250 homes on a daily basis.

The sustainable alternative energy project is the largest yet for TECO and takes advantage of space offered by the sprawling airport in West Tampa.

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Tampa, St. Pete in running for $40M in federal transportation grants

The City of Tampa and the City of St. Pete are pitching innovative ideas in their quest for a major federal grant intended to enhance transportation in urban neighborhoods.

Pinellas County's largest city proposes a new gondola ride system, while Hillsborough County's biggest city is going after funding to enable additional technology on a free downtown shuttle, a smart parking system and a pilot project for autonomous vehicles.

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A guide to finding startup funding in the Tampa Bay region

The question of how to find startup funding in Tampa Bay is on the minds of many of the young entrepreneurs and would-be business owners who attend Tampa Bay Startup Week. Central Florida has not yet established a firm network of angel investors and venture capitalists, but money can be found.

83 Degrees Media Innovation & Job News Editor Justine Benstead offers a quick guide to available funding and funders in the Tampa Bay region.

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USF abuzz about new grocery store coming to campus

The Florida Board of Governors approves a plan for Publix to build a grocery store on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida.

The student neighborhood facility would provide walkable access for faculty, students and staff to buy fresh produce and groceries without ever leaving campus. 

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Gasparilla season extends through February, March, into April

Gasparilla season in Tampa Bay has a little something for everyone as festivals extend into April. In addition to the adult parade coming up Jan. 30th, locals are looking forward to upcoming festivals focusing on the arts, music and film among other activities.

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The Atlantic video story: A coral reef revival

David Vaughan works on the Florida Reef Tract, the third-largest coral reef in the world and a vastly important ecosystem for sustaining underwater life. He and a team of scientists are working to combat the crisis in the world’s coral reefs -- that is, that human beings have lost 25 to 40 percent of the world’s corals in recent decades due largely to seawater temperature rise and continued acidification of the ocean. 

Vaughan has developed a technique called “microfragmenting” that allows corals to grow more than 25 times faster than normal, which could rapidly restore the dwindling population of healthy coral reefs. The Atlantic went inside the Mote Tropical Research Laboratory in Summerland Key, Florida, where Vaughan is the executive director, to uncover how the process works and understand how much hope there is to reverse the damage caused by humans.

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The Philanthropy Show: Frank and Carol Morsani

The Great Depression, hard work and a deep love for humanity set the stage for Tampa philanthropists Frank and Carol Morsani. Frank tells his story in "To Be Frank: Building The American Dream in Business and Life,'' a new book written with Author Dave Scheiber.

The couple share their passions and beliefs about why they are deeply committed philanthropists and what it took to get there on The Philanthropy Show®, a video on demand produced by co-Founders Louanne Saraga Walters and Sharon Saraga Walters of Tampa. 

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