The $3.1 million appropriated for flight simulator training at MacDill Air Force Base could be impacted by President Trump’s emergency declaration, said Rep. Kathy Castor. The Tampa democrat said it’s part of the $3.6 billion Trump plans to use to build a wall on the southern border.
29th Street Capital bought Calais Park Lofts Apartments, a 261-unit multifamily community in St. Petersburg. The real estate investment firm did not disclose a purchase price. It’s 29th Street Capital’s first area acquisition.
Bloomin’ Brands reported $107.1 million in net income for 2018, a 5.7 percent gain over 2017. Revenue was $4.1 billion, down 2.3 percent from 2017, which had one extra week in the fiscal year. Bloomin’ in Tampa is the parent of Outback Steakhouse and other casual dining chains.
Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, will join The Poynter institute's MediaWise project as its first MediaWise Ambassador. The project is designed to to teach teenagers how to sort fact from fiction online, according to Poynter, a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit focused on excellence in journalism.
Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD) in Clearwater has put together a portfolio of end-to-end cloud solutions. The company's "Cloud Solutions Factory" features a host of click-to-run solutions, a news release said. Early partners include Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, among others.
The Bank of Tampa plans a new office at 4400 N. Armenia Ave., the site of its current Armenia branch. It will have a 5,000-square-foot full-service banking office and a 40,000-square-foot support center for all employees in support functions. It will open in summer 2020.
The median sales price for a single family home in the Tampa-St. Pete metro in 2018 was $235,000, a 6.8 percent increase over 2017. There were 48,161 closed sales for single family homes in 2018, about on par with the previous year, a report from Florida Realtors said.