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Port Tampa Bay announces new director of special projects

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Port Tampa Bay announced Thursday that it had hired sixth-generation Floridian and former marine Jamal Sowell as its new director of special projects.

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Samara Sodos returns to region as spokesperson for Port Tampa Bay

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Samara Sodos, a former news reporter at WFLA News Channel 8 for more than a decade, has returned to the community to become the new spokesperson for Port Tampa Bay.

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Port Tampa Bay slated for $9M in federal budget

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Port Tampa Bay is one of three Florida seaports that could advance harbor deepening projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spending plan announced last week. Port Tampa Bay would get $9 million in congressionally-approved discretionary funds, as well as $17.5 million to JAXPORT and $2.8 million for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. “Since 2011, we have invested over $1 billion in state funding in our 15 world-class seaports and we appreciate the Trump Administration understanding the important role…

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Report: Port Tampa Bay lagging behind other Florida ports

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Port Tampa Bay is lagging behind other Florida seaports when it comes to the throughput of shipping containers, reports WFTS Tampa Bay. Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson exuded plenty of positivity during his 2017 State of the Port address, bragging about “over 37 million tons” of containers coming in, and calling the port “the number one port in the state of Florida.” While it is the largest port in the state, land-wise, WFTS reporter Jarrod Holbrook says Port Tampa Bay is…

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Jeff Vinik Channelside project has now become a $3 billion plan – and won’t include Bay Plaza complex

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The master plan devised by Jeff Vinik’s Strategic Property Partners and Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment to revitalize the Channelside region of Tampa was originally designed as a 40-acre, billion-dollar plan when it was first unveiled in December of 2014. Then it went up to $2 billion. Speaking to the board of Port Tampa on Tuesday, SPP CEO James Nozar revealed that the investment has now grown to $3 billion and 53 acres, and  its footprint has now expanded to between six…

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Jeff Brandes: The future of transportation is ‘right around the corner’

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The future of transportation is autonomous. It’s electric. It’s shared and on demand. And it will be here sooner than you think. “The message today is it’s right around the corner,” said Sen. Jeff Brandes, the chairman of the Senate transportation committee. The St. Petersburg Republican laid out his prediction for the future of transportation during the 2016 Building Florida’s Future symposium in Tampa. The event, hosted by Associated Industries of Florida and Port Tampa Bay, was a chance for…

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Jack Latvala talks transportation, infrastructure during AIF symposium

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When it comes to the funding transportation and infrastructure, Sen. Jack Latvala has good news and bad news. The good: State funding for transportation and infrastructure has bounced back after years of budget cuts. Recent budgets have been record setting, not just when it comes to roads, but all other aspects of transportation. The bad news? Florida still has a backlog of projects, and the Clearwater Republican told business, political and transportation leaders Thursday he’s concerned the backlog will get…

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