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 […]
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.
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.
A Senate bill hit today in advance of the Florida Legislature’s Special Session this week. The link below shares a four-page summary specific to VISIT FLORIDA along with the full text of both the Senate and House bills . VISITFLORIDAbillcomparison_Brill
Growing up in Pensacola, I enjoyed the suspense of many hurricane days as a kid. My family would typically have to evacuate to a spot further inland from the coast, usually to my grandparents’ house. We would have books, radios, games, and puzzles splayed out to keep us all occupied while we waited out the […]
A new album crossed my Spotify playlist this past week: Frank Turner’s Positive Songs for Negative People. While listening, the song “Silent Key” caught me off guard. Woven into the lyrics is a haunting imagined message from fallen astronaut-teacher Christa McAuliffe to a ham radio operator. Silent key is a term used to denote a […]