CMPA to get details of park finances

Community Maritime Park Associates board members will meet today to hear a detailed report on how to possibly improve the park’s cash flow. Former County Administrator Randy Oliver, hired by the city to assess the operating costs at the park, will detail his 24 recommendations for reducing the park’s projected $270,000 deficit this fiscal year…

CRA to vote on Panama City tech conference

PANAMA CITY — Commissioners acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board will consider sponsoring a technology conference in downtown Panama City during today’s meeting. The $2,500 sponsorship would be split with the Downtown Improvement Board and the Economic Development Alliance (EDA) to promote Panama City as a future home of technology-based businesses. [Read Full…

2 downtowns, 2 plans for success

PANAMA CITY — Silicon Valley with a view or a self-sustaining communal fishing village? Take your pick. These are the directions city officials are hoping to take the two “downtowns” of Panama City. One is the easy-going waterfront of St. Andrews, the other the government hub and entertainment draw of downtown Panama City. Though contrasts…

Boynton CRA creating app for businesses

BOYNTON BEACH —

The city’s community redevelopment agency is launching www.catchboynton.com, a new Internet application that will provide one central location for local consumers to find businesses, sign up for deals, receive coupons, find a job and more. Business owners will be able to create interactive “micro web sites.”

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