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Proposed FDA Regs Threaten Tampa's Cigar Makers

Proposed new FDA regulations designed to protect the health of children and improve safety around smoking products, especially e-cigs, is threatening one of Tampa's oldest industries: cigar making.

J.C. Newman Cigar Company owners Eric and Bobby Newman are working to find a solution.

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Brooksville Jet Manufacturer Inks Deal To Make Flying Saucers

Look! Up in the sky! It's a flying saucer made in Brooksville. No joke. For real. Just ask Corporate Jet Solutions and Dyenamic Aviation, a Brooksville company that is teaming up with a California company to develop and manufacture commuter jets that look like flying saucers.

Known as the Geobat FS-7, the cylindrical aircraft is expected to draw extra attention at global air shows in coming months.

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Roma Industries Creates Tampa Bay-Detroit Connection

Roma Industries, a little known manufacturer in Largo, teamed up with Shinola, an emerging watchmaker in Detroit to create a variety of fashionable watchbands popular around the globe.

The growing company is one of Pinellas County's top economic success stories.

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Medical Device Manufacturers Arrive In Tampa Bay

Medical device manufacturers gather for a conference in St. Petersburg just a week before MediFuture 2023 in Tampa.

The medical device industry is a major economic engine in much of Tampa Bay, including the fostering of new startups by places like CAMLS and Tampa Bay WaVE in downtown Tampa.

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Florida Ranks #1 For Innovation, Says Fast Company

Florida earned the No. 1 ranking for innovation by Fast Company because of its high level of new business development, fundable venture capital rankings and annual revenue per startup.

Florida was followed by Texas and Maryland. California ranked No. 7, North Carolina ranked 25 and Massachusetts came in at 42.

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Cigar City Brewing Gets Its Props, Opening Brew Pub In NW Tampa

Bern's Steak House and Bern's Fine Wines in Tampa debut a limited edition "Legacy'' label from Cigar City Brewing shortly before the West Tampa brewery opens a new pub in Carrollwood.

A pioneer in local breweries, Cigar City owner Joey Redner also operates a small tavern serving Tony Jannus Pale Ale airside at favorite flyer Southwest Airlines.

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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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Top Cargo Shipper Heads To Tampa Port

Mediterranean Shipping Co. of Switzerland, one of the world's largest shipping companies, joins Zim Integrated Shipping Services of Israel in working a deal with the Tampa Port Authority to ship goods into and out of Tampa. 

The deal could significantly boost the amount of cargo that comes and goes through Tampa.

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New Economic Development Leaders At Helm In Tampa Bay

Recent departures and new hires at the top of leading economic development, airport and port facilities in Tampa and Hillsborough County could mean a new direction and new energy when it comes to job creation and economic gains.

The Tampa Bay region is poised to seize the day with just a few more good hires.

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A Bigger Tent: Tampa Chamber Leaders Look Beyond Borders

A big picture approach with broad ramifcations for the Tampa Bay region and the new economy shape the visionary scope of new volunteer leadership at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Greg Celestan, an entrepreneur with military experience, who grew his own startup into a major employer takes over as chairman in the 2013.

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Moving To Tampa: Manufacturer Cites Talent As Key Attractor

Heat Pipe Technology, a manufacturing firm owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, is moving to Tampa.

Company officials plan to relocate 15 employees, add 15 jobs and grow to employ 100.

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Florida High Tech Corridor: Hotbed For Technology

Mashable Business places the Florida High Tech Corridor firmly on the map for producing high-tech jobs and startups with bright futures.

The Corridor links the research and innovation being done at the University of South Florida in Tampa with the University of Central Florida in Orlando with lots of spin-off companies emerging in between.

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Big Options Await New Port Of Tampa Director

A search for a new director at the Port of Tampa offers a special opportunity to choose an innovative leader who can build the import-export business through Tampa and the rest of the Central Florida region.

The Port of Tampa represents key water access and connections for goods shipped to and from Florida and the rest of the U.S. via rail, truck and even air.

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Six Tampa Bay Companies Among Fastest Growing

Tampa companies BlueGrace Logistics, Streamline Defense and Qoncert are among Florida's fastest-growing firms, according to Inc.'s latest top 500 rankings. Also included in the list are Integrity Funding and Star2Star of Sarasota, and Ninety-five 5 of Bradenton.

All have thrived even in the down economy by finding a niche product or service and ramping up production.

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LumaStream Plans To Bring 1,000 Jobs Home To Tampa Bay

LumaStream, a St. Petersburg-based lighting company with operations in Canada and Taiwan, plans to consolidate operations in Tampa Bay.

The move back home, according to CEO Eri Higgs, could mean as many as 1,000 jobs over the next five years.

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