Graham Brink, Business Columnist

Graham Brink

Business Columnist

My truck lacked AC when I first landed with the Times. Still, I loved pursuing stories along the backroads of Hernando County. It’s where I first began to appreciate the Times’ commitment to the Tampa Bay community. I’ve covered shady companies and way too many hurricanes. I’ve reported about Morocco after 9/11 and had a blast writing about racing a mountain bike 800 miles from the Okefenokee to the Everglades. I crossed over to editing for a dozen years and recently crossed back to become business columnist. My wife makes me laugh. My son makes me want to change the world, at least our little part of it. The truck now has AC, but a good story still fires me up.

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce to change its name to the Tampa Bay Chamber

The name change is raising some eyebrows.

Should ‘Tampa Bay’ be reserved for groups that represent the whole region?

More organizations are using
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. is the latest to claim the Tampa Bay name for itself.

Keeping Florida’s economy in perspective

Florida as seen from the space shuttle.
It’s easy for fear to creep in when the economy has grown for so long.

Wages remain the enigma of a solid jobs report

Job seekers line up to speak to recruiters during an Amazon job fair last month. LM Otero  |  AP
The unemployment rate hit a 50-year low.

Older, richer, less equal: A snapshot of the Tampa Bay area

The massive American Community Survey provides a snapshot of life in the Tampa Bay area.
A massive survey provides a glimpse into an array of economic and social indicators.