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An aviation development company has acquired Tampa International Jet Center at Tampa International Airport.

The buyer, Sheltair, plans to invest more than $5 million to build a new hangar and executive offices at the airport, the company's chairman and CEO, Jerry Holland, said in a telephone interview. "We should start building the hangar sometime in June," he said.

The acquisition closed Monday after a year of negotiations, Holland said. While he wouldn't…<div>
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Jet center at TIA gets new owner with big investment plans

Note: Story updated with CEO comments. An aviation development company has acquired Tampa International Jet Center at Tampa International Airport. The buyer, Sheltair, plans to invest more than $5 million to build a new hangar and executive offices at the airport, the company’s chairman and CEO, Jerry Holland, said in a telephone interview. “We should […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/2082731/filelakeray122410-copy*100xx1864-1864-456-0.jpg">State Rep. Lake Ray, president of the First Coast Manufacturers Association, announced today that he is running for U.S. Congress, filling the seat that Congressman Ander Crenshaw will vacate when his term ends.

Ray told the Business Journal in an interview before his announcement that he was running because people feel like they don't have choices, with Crenshaw opting not to run for re-election and Congresswoman Corinne Brown possibly wrapped up in legal troubles.

"They want someone with legislative…<div>
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Logistics and manufacturing leader running for U.S. Congress

State Rep. Lake Ray, president of the First Coast Manufacturers Association, announced today that he is running for U.S. Congress, filling the seat that Congressman Ander Crenshaw will vacate when his term ends. Ray told the Business Journal in an interview before his announcement that he was running because people feel like they don’t have […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/2082731/filelakeray122410-copy*100xx1864-1864-456-0.jpg">State Rep. Lake Ray, president of the First Coast Manufacturers Association, announced today that he is running for U.S. Congress, filling the seat that Congressman Ander Crenshaw will vacate when his term ends.

Ray told the Business Journal in an interview before his announcement that he was running because people feel like they don't have choices, with Crenshaw opting not to run for re-election and Congresswoman Corinne Brown possibly wrapped up in legal troubles.

"They want someone with legislative…<div>
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Logistics and manufacturing leader running for U.S. Congress

State Rep. Lake Ray, president of the First Coast Manufacturers Association, announced today that he is running for U.S. Congress, filling the seat that Congressman Ander Crenshaw will vacate when his term ends. Ray told the Business Journal in an interview before his announcement that he was running because people feel like they don’t have […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/1646921/179779365*100xx1412-1412-169-0.jpg">The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing KB Staffing for disability discrimination, alleging that the firm made unlawful pre-offer health inquiries of applicants.

From 2011 to 2013, KB Staffing asked all applicants to complete a paper application that contained a detailed medical questionnaire before the Winter Haven-based company made an offer or placement, according to the federal agency's lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Florida.

The suits further alleges that although KB…<div>
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EEOC sues Polk staffing firm for disability discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing KB Staffing for disability discrimination, alleging that the firm made unlawful pre-offer health inquiries of applicants. From 2011 to 2013, KB Staffing asked all applicants to complete a paper application that contained a detailed medical questionnaire before the Winter Haven-based company made an offer or placement, according to […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/7077372/caterpillar-dealer*100xx2667-2667-667-0.jpg">Caterpillar Inc. is bringing hundreds of six-figure jobs to Arizona.

The Peoria, Illinois-based mining and construction equipment manufacturer will open a regional headquarters in downtown Tucson and hire 600 for the new facility, reports The Arizona Daily Star.

Caterpillar will bring the jobs over the next five years, relocating many of them from around the world. Those jobs will include positions in executive management, engineering, product development and support positions. They are expected…<div>
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Caterpillar bringing regional headquarters, hundreds of jobs to Arizona

Caterpillar Inc. is bringing hundreds of six-figure jobs to Arizona. The Peoria, Illinois-based mining and construction equipment manufacturer will open a regional headquarters in downtown Tucson and hire 600 for the new facility, reports The Arizona Daily Star. Caterpillar will bring the jobs over the next five years, relocating many of them from around the […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/7064202/shutterstock242899834*100xx3868-3868-442-0.jpg">Tampa and St. Petersburg get average marks from a new report from WalletHub ranking the 150 largest metros for their startup opportunities.

WalletHub compared 16 metrics including five-year survival rate, office space affordability and educational of the local workforce.

Tampa ranked overall at No. 55, with a "business environment" rank of No. 94, "access to resources" rank of No. 78 and a "costs" rank of 45.

St. Petersburg ranked overall at No. 102, with a "business environment" rank of No. 115,…<div>
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Where Tampa, St. Pete rank when it comes to starting a business

Tampa and St. Petersburg get average marks from a new report from WalletHub ranking the 150 largest metros for their startup opportunities. WalletHub compared 16 metrics including five-year survival rate, office space affordability and educational of the local workforce. Tampa ranked overall at No. 55, with a “business environment” rank of No. 94, “access to […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/4606401/telecommunications*100xx2800-2800-488-0.jpg">Frontier Communications Corp.’s entry into Florida and two other states was “very successful,” according to the top executive of the telecommunications provider.

There were bumps, conceded Daniel McCarthy, Frontier’s president and CEO, but they have been resolved, he said in a conference call with analysts.

Frontier (NASDAQ: FTR) bought Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) wireline operations providing service to residential, commercial and wholesale customers in Florida, California and…<div>
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Here’s what Frontier’s CEO says about the company’s entrance into Tampa Bay

Frontier Communications Corp.’s entry into Florida and two other states was “very successful,” according to the top executive of the telecommunications provider. There were bumps, conceded Daniel McCarthy, Frontier’s president and CEO, but they have been resolved, he said in a conference call with analysts. Frontier (NASDAQ: FTR) bought Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) wireline […]

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