Economy

Sarasota EDC Announces 17th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, will be the keynote speaker.

04/12/2022 By Staff

Economy

CareerEdge Reports $3.8 Million in Economic Impact from Workforce Efforts

CareerEdge’s goals are to help low-skill and low-wage earners advance in their careers.

04/08/2022 By Staff

Talks

Urbanist Richard Florida to Present in Bradenton on April 27

Florida will discuss our economic future and his thoughts on where cities are headed post-pandemic.

04/07/2022 By Staff

From the Editor

An Economist's Forecast for Sarasota in 2022

If you’re coming here with assets, the economy is going to feel great.

01/01/2022 By Susan Burns

Economy

DeSantis Announces Two New 'Get There Faster' Initiatives

The initiatives would target both K-12 students and adult learners.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Economy

Bradenton Area EDC to Feature Economist Hank Fishkind at 2021 Economic Forecast

The event will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The event will be held virtually.

12/09/2020 By Staff

What's Next?

A Leading Florida Economist Pictures Life After Coronavirus

UCF’s Sean Snaith says he was “shocked” by the spring shutdown and that it “bulldozed the economy.”

09/03/2020 By Pam Daniel

Economy

Is an Economic Shutdown Worse Than COVID-19? A State Economist Weighs In

Sean Snaith, one of Florida’s best-known economists, says “self-inflicted” damage to the economy has become more devastating than the virus itself.

04/24/2020 By David Hackett

Economy

Floridians Should Be 'Concerned, Not Panicked' About Coronavirus, Says Economist

The probability of a state recession has also increased to 24.1 percent.

02/25/2020 By Staff

Economic Development

Economist Hank Fishkind to Speak at Economic Forecast Breakfast

Fishkind will provide insights on local, regional and national economic trends.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Economy

Chances of a Recession in Florida Are Increasing

The odds of a recession have increased from 20.8 percent in April to 34.2 percent in July, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

08/23/2019 By Staff

Economy

Workforce, Recession Top Concerns for Florida's Small Businesses

Government regulations and healthcare costs also made the list, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce study.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Politics

DeSantis Approves Tax Package

The package includes disaster-preparedness and school tax holidays, plus aid for business owners and farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Cumberland Advisors Sets Third Annual Financial Literacy Conference for April 11

Cumberland Advisors has partnered with USF Sarasota-Manatee for the third year in a row.

02/06/2019 By Staff

Events

January Economic Forecast Breakfast to Feature Well-Known Economist

Hank Fishkind will speak at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation's next Economic Forecast Breakfast.

11/16/2018 By Staff

Education

Professor Named to National Economics Faculty Advisory Board

Kristen Zaborski teaches economics and finance at State College of Florida in Venice.

10/24/2018 By Staff

Wealth

Florida No. 2 in Ranking of States Based on Income Inequality

The North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton region ranked No. 12 in a list of the most unequal metropolitan areas in the country.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Finance

Financial Adviser Outlines Uncertainties About the Direction of the Economy

David Kotok, the chairman and chief investment officer at Sarasota's Cumberland Advisors, recently shared his insights into the global economy.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Education

Study Puts State College of Florida Economic Impact at $432.4 Million

The study analyzed the college's operations, student spending and the effects of alumni.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Living on the Edge

Do Rising Car Loan Defaults Signal a Precarious Economy?

Last year, the rate of delinquencies on subprime auto loans rose to 9.7 percent for auto lenders not affiliated with banks or credit unions, up from just 5.8 percent in 2012.

02/02/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker