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Irma’s Estimated Business Impact

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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

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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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Smoke and Mirrors

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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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Special Session Alert–VISIT FLORIDA

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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

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Support for STEM can give voice to the “Silent Key”

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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 […]

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