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INCENTIVES TO LURE BIG BUSINESSES COULD LEAVE TAXPAYERS ON THE HOOK

Economic incentives – such as slashed property taxes or payments tied to the number of jobs brought in by a business – have become the norm for city and state governments to get businesses to relocate.

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WHY WE CARE ABOUT U.S. HOME SALES DATA

New and existing home sales have slowed in the U.S. over the last six months.

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FLORIDA SHOULD ACT AFTER DIRE NATIONAL CLIMATE REPORT

The recently-released National Climate Assessment report presents some stark warnings about economic, environmental, and health-related consequences of climate change for the United States.

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IT’S HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

The holiday shopping season officially begins this week, and the outlook from retail financial groups is sunny: the National Retail Federation predicts sales for the season to jump between 4.3% [...]

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FISHKIND CONVERSATIONS: MONEY MATTERS POST-MIDTERM

The midterm election results might be viewed as an illustration of political divisions both in the U.S. and statewide. For instance, on the national level, Democrats regained control of the House [...]

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HURRICANE MICHAEL’S ECONOMIC TOLL

Florida and the U.S. continue to grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that, along with the storm’s devastating human toll, there also will [...]

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ECONOMIC PLATFORMS OF FLORIDA’S GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES

Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has recently joined his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum in releasing a proposed economic platform.

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JOBS & HOUSING REPORTS SHED LIGHT ON CENTRAL FLORIDA ECONOMY

Record job growth in Central Florida isn’t enough for sustainable economic growth.

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MONEY MATTERS FOR FLORIDA’S STATE-LEVEL CANDIDATES

With Election Day just seven weeks away, economic analyst Hank Fishkind set out to review the economic policies of candidates for statewide office.

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ECONOMIC POLICIES OF FLORIDA’S GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES

In last week’s primaries, Floridians chose Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis to be their candidates for Florida’s next governor.