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Port Of Tampa Grows Container Traffic, Shipping

New business -- including the increase shipment of aircraft parts -- will position the Port of Tampa as the gateway to South and Central America from the U.S. and Florida. At least that is the goal.

The growing Port is gaining recognition as a destination for containers as well as cargo.

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Gates Grant Results In Hillsborough Get Mixed Reviews

Mid-way through implementing changes made possible by a $100 million Gates Initiative, the reviews are mixed for its effectiveness in improving education in the Hillsborough County school district.

Teachers, students and parents weigh in on Empowering Effective Teachers and what it means for kids.

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Visit Florida: Tourism Leads Economic Recovery

Strong interest from Europeans, South Americans and Asians helped Florida remain one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world through the recent global recession.

Tourism prognasticators predict more than 100 million will visit the Sunshine State annually within a few years.

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St. Pete Mayor Taps Creative Guru, Author

St. Pete author and creative consultant Peter Kageyama has a new volunteer gig advising Mayor Bill Foster on how to nurture and expand the city's fledgling creative culture.

Kageyama is the author of "For The Love of Cities'' and leads workshops around the globe on creative cities and grassroots community engagement.

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Times Contest: Name Tampa Bay's Brand

Tampa Bay Times columnist Robert Trigaux asks readers to come up with a "brand'' for Tampa Bay.

The solicitation of new ideas piggybacks on a several regional efforts by consultants being paid big bucks to do the same.

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New, New Urbanism: Tactical Design, Incremental Change

The theory behind the new, new urbanism is to do more with less by investing in long-term change through short-term incremental changes. One shop, one street, one block at a time to create urban economic success.

At the Helm of the Urban Realm: An Urban Design Blog documents and inspires urban change post-recession.

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New Leader At Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General's new CEO sits down with a Tampa Tribune reporter to talk about priorities for the Tampa Bay region's top hospital and what he sees in its future.

Improving and increasing TGH's relationship with USF is key.

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Hillsborough Fireman Designs Homes For Veterans

A Hillsborough County firefighter who always wanted to be an architect and once studied to design homes is now acting as a volunteer in designing homes for disabled veterans returning home from war duty.

Kelly Hallman gets joy and satisfaction for his efforts. The veterans get drawings that can be converted into homes.

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Moving To Florida: More In Than Out In 2012

The numbers are adding up to show a return to the traditional trend of more people moving to Florida than out of the "Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams.''

Despite a slowdown during the recession, population growth in Florida continues. The U.S. Census projects the population of Florida soon will surpass New York state, meaning only California and Texas have more people.

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Four New Hotels Planned In Downtown Tampa

Plans call for one brand new hotel and three renovations of stately architecturally significant buildings into boutique hotels in downtown Tampa.

Demand is driving the interest in more hotel beds as conventions book and tourism increases.

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Florida's Kids Read, Test Best In World

Florida's fourth- and eighth-graders read and compehend as well as any kids in the world, according to the latest global test scores.

Only Hong Kong kids scored slightly better, but the difference is statistically insignificant.

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Editorial: Time For Transit Merger, Tampa Bay

Hillsborough and Pinellas taxpayers and transit users stand to gain by combining public transportation systems in both west central Florida counties.

The Tampa Times editorializes for a merger.

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Ringling Circus Moves To Ellenton, Manatee

The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus is moving its winter home from the Florida State Fairgrounds east of Tampa to a new 47-acre site near Ellenton, best known for discount shopping east of Bradenton in Manatee County.

The move will allow better access to rail transportation and larger rehearsal space.

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TIA Looks To Expand, Add Global Airside

Another airside and additional space would be built out at Tampa International Airport to meet growing demand, particularly as international flights are added, under the new master plan.

TIA, or TPA to travelers, is already considerd one of the most accessible, most convenient in the world.

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Moving To Tampa Bay: Top Choice To Live, Work, Play

Only Dallas, Miami and Austin top Tampa Bay as the top destination for people on the move.

A Forbes report tracks where Americans are moving for jobs and opportunities.

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