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    The Elephant in the Room

    Economic Growth Isn’t Economic Development

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    The Elephant in the Room

    Your Bored of Directors

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    The Elephant in the Room

    The Missing Potential of Targeted Industries

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  • Irma’s Estimated Business Impact

    By: Dale A. Brill

    Dun & Bradstreet’s “Pre-Event Baseline Business Risk Profile” is one of a handful of tools that should inform economic redevelopment activities: 1. Resource prioritization of access and re-entry activity, based on economic needs and jobs 2. Comprehension of the types of businesses (industry, age, financial health) that make up the impacted local economy and the […]

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    After Irma: Threading the Needle

    By: Dale A. Brill

    The importance of state tourism marketing is never more obvious than when natural disaster disrupts Florida’s dominant economic engine. A brief interview with WFSU’s Jim Ash acknowledges the challenges ahead but points to VISIT FLORIDA’s role as a catalyst for recovery.

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    Hurricanes and Economic Bad News

    By: Dale A. Brill

    Amy Baker, of the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR), warns of budget shortfalls ahead–and it’s not a surprise.

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    Civic Engagement and the Informed Citizen

    By: Dale A. Brill

    Steve Seibert of the Florida Humanities Council asks: What does it mean to be an informed citizen?

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  • Smoke and Mirrors

    By: Dale A. Brill

    A story from the Sun-Sentinel illustrates how job creation is unabashedly–and near recklessly–applied as a magic incantation. This time to justify tax hikes in Palm Beach County.

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Florida Tech Talent Explosion?

Tampa takes the Florida trophy for “tech talent,” according to a recent CBRE Research report. Impressive tech-talent growth rates also point to changing dynamics in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Jacksonville.

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