Richard Danielson, Economic Development, Port, Airport and Movers and Shakers Reporter

Richard Danielson

Economic Development, Port, Airport and Movers and Shakers Reporter

Since joining the Times in 1987, I’ve worked a lot of places (Dade City, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Tampa) and have covered a lot of stuff (local government, including two tours at Tampa City Hall, state and federal courts, higher education, business). I grew up in Clearwater and live about a mile from my childhood home. Away from work, I row for exercise, read, play a lot of computer Scrabble, often start cooking dinner around 9 p.m. and help wrangle Frenchy, our lab-beagle-sharpei-pit bull mix.

Tampa womanís suit claims Don CeSar waiter served her liquid nitrogen

Stacey Wagers contends she was injured while dining at the Maritana Grille last year.

Tampa tech startup CoLabs raises $6.2 million

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The company makes an AI-enabled software tool thatís been adopted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays and Lightning.

29-story apartment tower proposed on N Florida Avenue in downtown Tampa

X Tampa would consist of 306 apartments, including single furnished bedrooms and bathrooms for rent within larger apartments, in a 29-story tower at the northeastern corner of N Florida Avenue and E Zack Street. It would rise next to the historic First Presbyterian Church and would preserve and incorporate the church's Mission-style building into its project. [Rendering courtesy of X Social Communities] X Social Communities rendering
X Tampa would include 306 apartments and is being built by a company that lets tenants rent individual rooms within larger, furnished apartments.

Delta adding nonstop flights between Tampa and Seattle next year

Delta will offer nonstop flights between Tampa and Seattle in March 2020. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)
The daily flights expand Tampa International Airportís connections to the Pacific coast.

Port Tampa Bay names David Delac chief financial officer

Port Tampa Bay has hired David M. Delac as its new chief financial officer. Photo courtesy David Delac
Delac, who has more than 20 years in city and county government, starts next week.