Business and development

Marion County encourages local business to compete locally

Marion County is stepping up efforts to work with local businesses.  County Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen says both the business and the local economy can benefit from the partnership. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Olsen2.mp3] The month-long campaign aims to bring awareness to these businesses and encourage the businesses to participate in the county’s …

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Satchel’s owner working to get the restaurant open again

Although no one was injured in a kitchen fire at Satchel’s Pizza last night, there was significant structural damage done.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the owner is already reaching out to insurance agencies and employees to get the restaurant back up and running. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/michaelvoicer1.mp3] Photos by- Michael Cadigan/ …

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Study finds drop in consumer confidence

Confidence among Florida’s consumers dropped for the first time in three months.   As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia reports, the most recent study by the University of Florida shows that consumer spending could be on decline. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ConsumerConfidenceBryan2282012.mp3]

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National mortgage plan may not resonate in Gainesville

Nationwide, struggling owners are expecting relief following a mortgage deal struck by the federal government and many large banks, but Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors President Craig Wilburn says it may not be the long term solution North Central Florida really needs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/WILBURN2.mp3] The plan outlines two possible paths for …

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