Wesley Chapel native proudly serves country

Kaelyn Cardona, a graduate of the Class of 2013 at Wiregrass Ranch High, is now known as Seaman Cardona and she works as a cryptologic technician in Pensacola. The Wesley Chapel native is stationed with a command that’s responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. She operates out of the Information Warfare Training Command … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel: No. 1 job market

Wesley Chapel is at the top of the list for “best job market” in Florida, according to a report from WalletHub on 2016’s Best & Worst Florida Cities for Finding a Job. The Washington D.C.-based financial website ranked 130 cities in the state in three categories: job market, socio-economic environment and overall. While Wesley Chapel came in first, Lutz and Land O’ Lakes ranked 16 and … [Read more...]

Foreclosures falling in Florida

For far too long, Florida led the nation when it came to residential foreclosures. But no more. Maryland saw its foreclosure filings explode in October by 30 percent compared to the previous year, and its 5,943 properties in limbo made it the worst in the nation, pushing Florida to No. 2. Yet, one in every 444 properties are in foreclosure, according to Florida Realtors and RealtyTrac. That … [Read more...]

Refinery problems freeze gas prices

The dream of gas under $3 may have to wait a little longer, at least in Florida. Refinery outages in both Canada and Texas put a halt to the summer-long decline in gas prices, and even went as far as pushing prices up in some places, like Pensacola. "Refinery maintenance, especially in the Gulf, is causing the tightening of supplies in some areas," said AAA spokesman Josh Carrasco, in a … [Read more...]

USAA among those honored with national award

The more than 1,200 new jobs at New Tampa's USAA location didn't go unnoticed by the company's development peers at the national level, as the United Services Automobile Association has helped Florida win another Silver Shovel award for job creation. The award, which is given by Area Development magazine, recognizes state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through … [Read more...]