Zephyrhills economic summit highlights industrial hub

It may now be famous for its crystal clear water and skydiving but, someday, the City of Zephyrhills also wants to be known for its industrial offerings and high-wage jobs. The third annual Zephyrhills Economic Summit, held earlier this month, focused on the need to maximize both the use of the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport and the development potential of adjacent industrial property. The … [Read more...]

Economic summit to focus on industrial hub

Local business and government leaders in Zephyrhills will join together for an event that will spotlight the city’s industrial corridor and ongoing efforts to cultivate high-wage manufacturing jobs. The third annual Zephyrhills Economic Summit is scheduled for Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Zephyrhills City Hall, 5335 Eighth St., in Zephyrhills. The summit primarily will focus on the … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills plans for future industrial hub

The City of Zephyrhills is developing a master plan aimed at increasing high-wage industrial jobs and boosting the region’s economy. Called the Zephyrhills Industrial Corridor Plan, it focuses on a large grouping of industrial properties and adjacent areas within the Chancey Road corridor, near the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. The proposed master plan industrial project is long-range … [Read more...]

CSX jumps into Kumquat Festival as sponsor

Just weeks after angering local officials by twice blocking intersections for long periods of time, CSX Transportation is spending some money to help support Dade City's annual Kumquat Festival. "CSX Transportation is committed to working beyond our rails with the communities we serve," said Bob O'Malley, resident vice president for CSX, in a release. "Our support of the Greater Dade City … [Read more...]

Dale Mabry entrance reopens, but more roadwork coming

Good weather and some fast work shortened the time southbound traffic on U.S. 41 was unable to access North Dale Mabry Highway directly. But expect some more lane closures this weekend. CSX Transportation is repairing railroad tracks at the crossing right at the start of Dale Mabry, and road closings last week forced drivers to take County Line Road or Brinson Road. Northbound traffic … [Read more...]