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Tech Data emerges as key LGBT rights activist as antidiscrimination bill dies

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Florida adds 17,900 private sector jobs in January

Florida's private employers added 17,900 jobs in January — an increase of 3,900 jobs compared with the same month in 2015. The state added the largest number of private sector jobs (3,800) i …

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Major Madeira Beach development moves forward

MADEIRA BEACH — Despite protests from more than 50 residents Monday night, the planning commission unanimously approved an $80 million development project that could add thousands of cars to …

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  1. Kriseman picks Tampa firm to operate Pier District

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman has picked the firm he wants to manage the new $66 million Pier District when it opens in 2018.

  2. India giant Wipro's $460 million deal for HealthPlan Services spotlights area tech firms

    Corporate

    A major tech company in India just agreed to buy a Tampa health care IT firm for a healthy $460 million in a deal that shows Tampa Bay's rising technology market is very much on the global radar.

  3. TECO, airport unveil 2 megawatt solar array that can power 250 homes

    Energy

    TAMPA

    Tampa Electric and Tampa International Airport unveiled Thursday a 2 megawatt solar array that produces enough energy daily to power 250 homes, the utility's first major solar project.

    The recently completed 2 megawatt solar array at Tampa International Airport's south economy parking garage generates enough electricity to power 250 homes. The $6million project was unveiled Thursday by the airport and TECO. [WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE | Times]
  4. World of Beer to open taverns in China this year, India and the Philippines are next

    Retail

    WESTCHASE — World of Beer is about to become an international brand.

    Paul Avery, CEO of Tampa-based World of Beer, is pushing the craft beer tavern chain into new international markets this year. 
[Photo courtesy of World of Beer]
  5. Work starts on 23-story tower on Tampa's N Franklin Street

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — The $90 million apartment tower going up a couple of blocks north of the Tampa Theatre should go a considerable way toward fulfilling a promise Mayor Bob Buckhorn has made many times before and made again Thursday.

    The Nine15 apartment tower on N Franklin Street in Tampa is set to open in fall 2017.