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

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

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

Video

'What's Ahead' in 2018

Watch video of a recent 941CEO and iHeartMedia panel discussion featuring five top economic experts.

12/29/2017 By staff

Data

Local, Regional and National Economic Forecast to Be Discussed in January

The 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast features economist Hank Fishkind.

12/11/2017 By staff

Networking

Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting Happens Tuesday

The meeting was originally scheduled for September, but was pushed back because of Hurricane Irma.

12/01/2017 By staff

Data

Three Americans Now Have More Wealth Than Bottom Half of the Country

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett together now have more wealth than 160 million Americans, or 63 million households.

11/21/2017 By staff

Politics

U.S. House Passes Tax Cut Plan

The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, eliminates the estate tax in 2024 and drops many personal deductions, among other things.

11/16/2017 By staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Down in Florida

Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped slightly between August and September, according to new survey results.

10/04/2017 By staff

Data

Local Jobless Rates Remain Low

Sarasota and Manatee counties' unemployment rates are below the state average.

08/18/2017 By staff

Slideshow

Economist Sean Snaith Addresses the Economic Development Corporation

Bullish expectations for the nation and the region over the next three years.

05/17/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

Economic Development

Florida Economist Bullish

He tells an Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County luncheon that better times are coming.

05/05/2017 By David Hackett

Economy

Economist Arthur Laffer Bullish on Trump, Economy

Speaking at Caldwell Trust Company in Sarasota, ex-Reagan advisor sees much better days ahead.

02/22/2017 By David Hackett

Economic Outlook

Fed Reserve's Loretta J. Mester Predicts Slow and Steady Growth

Mester spoke to FPA of the Suncoast at the Sarasota Yacht Club Friday morning.

02/19/2016 By Pam Daniel

Road Rage

A Look at Sarasota's Growing Traffic Problem

Brookings Institution fellow and Sarasota native Adie Tomer on what's driving our current traffic crisis.

05/01/2015 By Adie Tomer