THIS QUIET LITTLE beach resort on Florida's Gulf Coast panhandle is counting on the only new air carrier airport under construction in the US to help it grow into the state's next boom town. With Southwest Airlines signed on for at least eight daily flights, the community is hoping the Southwest Effect will bring plenty of new business to the region. Northwest Florida-Panama City International, slated to open on May 18 with a 10,000-ft. main runway, is the only new publicly owned ...

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