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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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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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Our STEM system: Failure to launch

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At 9:30 a.m. June 4, special guests rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell signaling the market’s daily opening. In 1956, a 10-year old launched the tradition as the first guest to ring the bell. Leonard Ross won a television quiz show answering questions about the stock market. On this more recent June morning, […]

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Back to Basics

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It may seem elementary, but perhaps we need to say it: Yes, data is important. And so are basic business practices. Both help us understand where and how we are strategically, and help us implement our daily business effectively at a tactical level. Every single day, businesses are looking at communities, gauging reputations of talent […]

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