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To Your Health

As many of you know from your personal experiences with health insurance, hospitals or prescriptions, expenditures for healthcare just keep going up. Industry analysts report that healthcare spending in the United States is growing faster than the gross d Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Stirrings on the Water Front

A skirmish over water in southwest Florida may offer a good preview of bad things to come in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Tribute to Bob Graham

Now a word about Bob Graham, who is ending nearly 40 years of uninterrupted statewide elective office in Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Upwardly 'Mobile'

To understand just how hot demand for housing -- all housing -- is now in Florida, consider the market for manufactured housing. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Agriculture

The economic outlook in 2005 for Florida's citrus growers and the forestry industry. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Industry Outlook 2005

The industries to watch most closely in Florida in 2005 will be those whose fortunes are linked either to interest rates or to the hurricanes that struck the state this summer.

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Published on 1/1/2005

Healthcare

The economic outlook in Florida for health insurers, hospitals and pharmaceutical sales. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Finance / Insurance

The outlook for insurers, banks, professional employer organizations (PEOs) and financial service companies. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Hot, Hot, Hot

Residential real estate -- especially in Florida -- has replaced the stock market as the favorite "get-rich-quick" investment strategy for many Americans. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Manufacturing

Heading into a new year, the outlook is mixed for Florida's manufacturers. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Tourism

The outlook for hotels and theme parks. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Technology

The outlook for Florida's simulation & training sector and hardware and software companies. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Retail

The outlook for retail in Florida is slower growth as insurance costs put in crimp in consumer spending and a higher minimum wage cuts into retailers' bottom lines. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Business's Moment

Four organizations -- the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Council of 100 and TaxWatch -- may be close to working effectively in concert for the first time. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

It's Not Over Till It's Over

Florida voters were clearly in a mood for change when it came to amending the state constitution last November. But even before the polls had opened, it was clear that voters weren't going to have the last word. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

The Partly Cloudy State

These days I seem to have to tell the government more, and the government has to tell me less. Terrorism and privacy: Fear has a grip on public policy, and government officials seem to overreact to everything. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

'Shroom' For Growth

Some chains make it a point to feel unlinked. The Mellow Mushroom is one. Then there are Bonefish Grill and Toojay's Gourmet Deli. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Trendsetters - Jan. 2005

Irela Bague, Miami River Commission; David Bailey, Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency; Matt Doster, ITFlorida. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Too Broad

Last year, in its haste to put together a deal to bring the Scripps Research Institute to Florida, state legislators passed a law that carved a giant exemption in the public records law for the deal. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Wine Rack

When the hurricanes seemed about to blow me away, I obeyed the famous advice to "go west, young man!" I went all the way to California, to the Central Coast... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

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