Tag: florida economy

Michael MolineJanuary 8, 2019

A top state economist advised the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday to take a more expansive approach to economic development than continuing to rely largely on low-wage tourism and recruiting out-of-state businesses to move here. “This is essentially a grassroots or bottom-up theory of economic development,” said Amy Baker, coordinator of the state Office of […]

Danny McAuliffeJune 19, 2018

A Chicago-based watchdog group says Florida owes more than it owns to the tune of $11.6 billion, earning it a C ranking in the group’s annual report of state financial standings. Truth in Accounting released its letter-grade rankings of each state Tuesday morning. The nonprofit was founded to highlight inaccurate government financial disclosures. Per the two-pager […]

Scott PowersNovember 17, 2017

The impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida’s economy already is showing up in strong hiring in jobs ranging from nurses to construction, a new report from a California-based human resources consultant is finding. “After analyzing 52,866 job postings from Miami, Tampa, Orlando, etc., we found that not only has hiring rebounded it is actually surging […]

Drew WilsonMarch 13, 2017

Bills to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity would boost Florida’s economic output by more than $5 billion over the next 10 years according to a study touted by Florida Competes. The anti-discrimination advocacy group pointed to the study as part of their push for bills banning discrimination against LGBT individuals. According to […]

Staff ReportsDecember 21, 2016

Comprehensive Health Services Inc., a medical services contractor working with businesses and government agencies, will expand its Cape Canaveral headquarters by 150 jobs, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday. The consolidation will entail shifting positions from Virginia and pump $4.5 million into the local economy, Scott said. “I look forward to seeing CHSi’s growth in Florida, […]

Michael MolineDecember 12, 2016

The Florida Legislature may have nearly $142 million more to spend next year than previously expected, but that won’t save lawmakers from difficult choices during the spring legislative session. The revenue forecast for the fiscal year ending in June could run $119.3 million ahead of the previous forecast in September, according to preliminary numbers approved […]

Michael MolineNovember 9, 2016

Florida added 15,800 private sector jobs during October, more than any other state, according to the monthly ADP Regional Employment Report released Wednesday. That number represented 0.22 percent growth over September, and a nearly 11 percent share of national jobs growth. The services sector predominated, creating 13,800 non-farm jobs, compared to 2,000 in the goods-producing […]


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