Florida has more than 2,000 artificial reefs, created on an ad-hoc basis by people and businesses who depend on them for the fish they attract. Now, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is drawing up a plan to build regulated reefs and research their impact.
The former Bank One building in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, which was damaged by a tornado and closed since March 2000, is set for restoration as a mixed-use residential, retail and commercial space. The project, which was granted $16.9 million in tax incentives over a 10-year period, is scheduled to open in early 2005.
In New Hampshire, acoustical ceilings tiles that are being discarded will soon be able to be recycled. Armstrong Ceiling Systems and the Institution Recycling Network are forming a team to package and ship the tiles to Armstrong for recycling.
Even though the economy is picking up, senior level executives are having a harder time finding new jobs, a new report said. The findings coincide with Labor Department reports which found companies are still reluctant to hire new workers.