Graham Brink, Business Columnist

Graham Brink

Business Columnist

My truck lacked AC when I first landed with the Times. Still, I loved pursuing stories along the backroads of Hernando County. It’s where I first began to appreciate the Times’ commitment to the Tampa Bay community. I’ve covered shady companies and way too many hurricanes. I’ve reported about Morocco after 9/11 and had a blast writing about racing a mountain bike 800 miles from the Okefenokee to the Everglades. I crossed over to editing for a dozen years and recently crossed back to become business columnist. My wife makes me laugh. My son makes me want to change the world, at least our little part of it. The truck now has AC, but a good story still fires me up.

Air filter maker Molekule moves its manufacturing facility to greater Tampa Bay area

Air filtration company Molekule is opening a manufacturing facility in the Tampa Bay area. Courtesy of Molekule.
The San Francisco-based company has deep ties to the University of South Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis should end the raids on Florida’s affordable housing trust fund

Once again, state lawmakers have raided the affordable housing trust fund. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times (2019)
They dipped into the pool of money used to bolster housing programs around the state again.

Tampa Bay ranks 11th for number of do-it-your-self movers, U-Haul says.

Tampa Bay ranked 11th for the number of U-Haul trucks used to move into the area. Times (2001)
The rankings measure how many vehicles were rented to move into U.S. cities.

From toll roads to sales taxes, four ways Florida lawmakers affected your pocketbook.

The northern reaches of the Suncoast Parkway often don't get much traffic. Times (2017)
The Legislature also considered timeshare scams and craft distilling during the recently ended session.

On climate change, Florida needs less political bickering and more math

Climate change comes with lots of challenges. One of them will be figuring out how cities and counties will pay for projects to combat sea level rise. (Times 2005)
Spending on government infrastructure projects will need a solid assessment of the risks posed by rising seas levels and more frequent weather events.