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Competing metros: Tampa Bay rebounds to best performance in decade in Milken Institute rankings

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“Tampa Bay ranks No. 33, up 25 spots from No. 58 in 2015 and up a whopping 136 metro spots from seven years ago when this market pretty much hit bottom at No. 169 . . . Rising so quickly as Tampa Bay has is testament to the improved Florida economy but also points to the local efforts at economic …

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Here are the newest details on the ferry that will connect downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg

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“The ferry is a collaboration of the two cities along with Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. The governmental bodies of each voted this summer to kick in $350,000, or a quarter of the $1.4 million cost of a 6-month pilot program.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/economicdevelopment/here-are-the-newest-details-on-the-ferry-that-will-connect-downtown-tampa/2294493By: JEROME R. STOCKFISCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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In bid for $40 million federal grant, St. Pete looks to gondolas, Tampa to smart technology

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“St. Petersburg’s proposed gondola line would head south along Fourth Street from the Gateway area than head west along First avenues N and S, with a spur to Tyrone Boulevard and on to Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. Another spur would go south along 34th Street through the Skyway Marina District and end at Eckerd College.” See More . …

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St. Petersburg pier committee eliminates only one of seven proposals

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“In a few weeks, St. Petersburg residents 18 and older will get a chance to further cull the ideas by participating in a survey to pick their favorites. A pier working group earlier concluded that residents most wanted such amenities as observation and viewing areas, restaurants, transportation, cycling, jogging and walking paths, courtesy and transient docks and fishing.” See More …

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Pedestrian concerns at downtown St. Petersburg intersections

“There is a serious need for a traffic study at two locations in downtown St. Pete: Fourth Avenue at Fifth Street S, where there is only a stop sign for northbound and southbound traffic, and Third Avenue at Fifth Street S, with a flashing light — red for north and south and yellow for the eastbound and westbound traffic.” See …

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