Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Ticks Up

The number of new residential construction projects recovered slightly between June and July after dropping dramatically during the previous month.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Education

Pilot Program Delivers School Supplies to At-Risk Children

Sarasota's Children’s Guardian Fund recently launched a new back-to-school shopping pilot program with the help of a $10,000 gift from an anonymous donor.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Deals

Architecture and Planning Firm Sold

The architecture and engineering firm Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood recently acquired Sarasota's SaltCo, LLC.

08/08/2018 By Staff

Politics

Proposed Change to Sarasota County Commission to Be Debated Aug. 16

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a discussion of the proposal to create "single member districts" for the Sarasota County Commission.

08/06/2018 By Staff

Services

Fast-Track Training Program for Automotive Technicians Starts This Month

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is partnering with eight local automotive dealerships to provide a pathway for aspiring automotive technicians.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Health care

CBD Company Opens New Shop

Mindful Medicinals recently opened a store at 1906 Glengary St., Suite B, Sarasota.

07/27/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Tumbles

The number of new residential construction projects dropped by 12.3 percent between May and June.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Gross Domestic Product Tops $1 Trillion

Florida's annual gross domestic product topped $1 trillion last week, according to research by the Florida Chamber Foundation.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Media

Book Publisher Sold

Washington, D.C.'s Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. last week purchased the Sarasota book publisher Pineapple Press.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Retail

Consumer Confidence in Florida Drops

A consumer confidence index created by the University of Florida declined by 1.9 points between May and June.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Construction Spending Up

Total construction spending in America ticked up by 0.4 percent between April and May, according to new data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Politics

Forum for County Commission Candidates Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations has invited Republicans Alexandra Coe and Christian Zeigler and Democrat Ruta Maria Jouniari to the forum.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

College Wins State Grant to Fund Workforce Training Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida recently awarded a $201,500 grant to Manatee Technical College.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Manufacturing Orders Down

New orders for American manufactured goods decreased by $1.4 billion between April and May, a decline of 0.6 percent.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Planning

New Downtown Crosswalk Activated

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation activated a new pedestrian crosswalk signal on U.S. 41 on Thursday.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Constrctuon

Housing Starts Up

The number of new residential construction projects in the United States increased by 5 percent between April and May.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Services

New Pet Resort Opens in Lakewood Ranch

Bayside Pet Resort recently opened its third facility in the area.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

New Facility for Concrete Manufacturer Under Construction

Halfacre Construction Company recently broke ground on a new 12,000-square-foot building for Cast-Crete.

06/12/2018 By Staff

Environment

Fertilizer Restrictions Now in Effect

Sarasota County restrictions on the use of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns went into effect last week.

06/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Father's Day Spending Expected to Total $15.3 Billion

That number is down from last year's projection of $15.5 billion in spending.

06/04/2018 By Staff