Entries by DomresRealEstate

Florida leading indicator continues upward trend in December

Florida’s leading indicator — a measurement of economic activity in the state compiled by Durham, N.H.-based e-forecasting.com — increased in December by 0.5 percent after an increase of 0.4 percent in November. The December data is the most recent available. Nine of the 10 components that make up Florida’s leading indicator had a positive contribution […]

Kahwa Coffee goes far afield, announces newest location in Westchase

Continuing its aggressive expansion northward, St. Petersburg-based Kahwa Coffee will open its seventh location this spring in Westchase. The 1,100-square-feet space — in the bottom floor of the Altis Highland Park apartment complex just north of Westfield Citrus Park mall — will feature indoor and outdoor seating. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Raphael and […]

PGT opens new glass plant

By Salem Solomon Custom window and door maker PGT Inc. has opened a $14 million glass plant in Venice. The 96,000-square-foot facility has been under construction since January and will employ about 220 people when running at full capacity, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. So far, 65 new employees have been hired. The company believes […]

Hillsborough County Appraiser uses new software to improve efficiency, accuracy

By Salem Solomon The Hillsborough County Property Appraiser is using a new software system to view and appraise homes. Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez said the program will allow employees to more efficiently and accurately update tax rolls, according to the Tampa Tribune. The office is obliged to review each of the county’s 420,000 residential properties […]

FedEx confirms new Polk County distribution center

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer FedEx Ground Shipping Services has confirmed its new 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Polk County. The facility will serve the Orlando area, spokesman Jesse Bull wrote in an email Friday. The Tampa Bay Business Journal was first to report that FedEx was the unnamed company seeking public incentives for a new warehouse […]