May 26, 2015

Banking & Finance

IberiaBank announces successful conversion of Old Florida Bank

Over the weekend of April 24, 2015, IberiaBank successfully consolidated operating systems and signage. As of Monday, April 27, 2015, all former Old Florida Bank branches now operate as IberiaBank. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2015

U.S. investors less attracted to mutual funds managed by people with foreign-sounding names

A new study from the University of Miami School of Business Administration looks at the effects of discrimination on economic choices. Despite growing public awareness, discrimination influences decision-making in many areas, including legal matters and consumer choices. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2015

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $35.4 billion in February, down $7.2 billion from $42.7 billion in January. Read more »
Published on 4/2/2015

Wealth Management: A wealth of knowledge

In today's financial environment, experienced Florida private bankers and wealth management professionals suggest the following strategies for investors. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Trevor Burgess - Wage Champion

C1 Bank's CEO set the tone on a living wage policy. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Florida retail sales outpace the nation

Florida retailers are expected to exceed 2013 holiday sales this year, according to an Economic Commentary from Florida TaxWatch; however, increased consumer spending may not benefit Florida retailers like it should due to a tax loophole. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2014

Bankers to know in Florida

Interviews with bankers to know in Florida: Larisa Perry, Regional President, central Florida, Wells Fargo, Orlando; Randy Burden, Executive Chairman, Old Florida Bank, Orlando... and many more. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Faces of Florida Investing

The private equity business in Florida is growing. In this article, you'll meet some of the key players in Florida, including... Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Investing trends in Florida

Florida's strongest sectors for investing; selling a business; private equity activity; business valuations; and other investing trends. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Brilliant deductions: Tax help for individuals and businesses

Need help with your tax returns? In this article, you will find five tax moves individuals can make to cut their tax burden. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Community banks think outside the core

Community banks, hard put to earn profits on their traditional lending, are finding new sources of revenue. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Tallahassee's missing economic development piece

Domi Station, a newly renovated urban incubator and co-working space, opened to entrepreneurs when Domi Ventures, a private partner with ties to venture capital, partnered with Leon County government. About... Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Financing the real estate boom

In his 43 years in real estate financing, Ezra Katz has seen it all. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Budget Turkey Report for 2014

Florida taxpayers are set to pay $120 million for projects inserted into the budget and not publicly vetted by lawmakers next year, according to the 2014 Budget Turkey Report t from Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 5/23/2014

Florida Consumer Sentiment Index declined in April

Consumer sentiment among Floridians declined by one point in April 2014 to 79. Among the five components that make up the index three decreased and two increased. Read more »
Published on 4/29/2014

Stetson University's student investors beat performance benchmarks

While their parents may not trust them to invest the family's money, students in Stetson University's George Investments Institute are responsible for the program's $3.2-million endowment. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

What's ahead for the stock market in 2014?

Eight Florida money managers offer their insights for investing in the year ahead. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

Canadian Banks Depositing More Branches in Florida

Canadian Banks are following their customers to Florida, hoping to tap new opportunities. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Economic ripples from Venezuela to Florida

A currency crackdown, surging inflation and government interference in pricing in Venezuela are likely to spill over into Florida's economy. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

Economic Report on Florida's 2013 Job Growth

A special economic report from Florida TaxWatch on Florida's economy in 2013. The report shows how Florida continues to produce private sector jobs at a rate much higher than in 2011 and 2012. For the first time in three years, job gains were noted in all private sector categories. Read more »
Published on 1/30/2014

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