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Fort Lauderdale Alliance efforts bring 1,075 new jobs, $207M investment in first half of fiscal year
Monday, May 15, 2017
By Emon Reiser The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance assisted companies in creating 1,075 new positions and retaining 1,688 jobs in the first half of its fiscal year. The official public/private economic development partnership on Monday outlined its progress at its Mid-Year Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six to more than 500 attendees. The South
 
Broward employers eager to expand hiring, Alliance survey finds
Monday, May 15, 2017
by Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel Eighty-two percent of Broward County employers who responded to a hiring survey say they plan to add to their work forces this year, but many are concerned about finding the right candidates. The commitments to hire were greater this year than in surveys in the past two years. In 2016, a little more than 60 percent of
 
Loss of economic incentives could stall job growth, South Florida leaders say
Friday, April 21, 2017
To many onlookers, the infighting in Tallahassee over Enterprise Florida is just the latest in a long line of political battles. But to Florida business leaders, the war waged over the agency’s existence is already crippling efforts to lure new big companies, expand existing businesses and accelerate job creation. There’s no denying the key
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added More Than 25,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Friday, April 21, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced on April 21 that the Fort Lauderdale area added 25,500 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale was 4.0 percent in March, down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses created 233,800 new jobs, bringing the total
 
Aerospace Growth Gets Turbocharged
Saturday, April 15, 2017
The global aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is likely to experience stronger growth in 2017. Following multiple years of positive, but subdued rate of growth, the report forecasts the sector revenues will likely grow by about two percent in 2017, according to Deloitte. The global A&D sector revenue rebound is attributed to a number of factors in
 
MIA and FLL are growing like never before, and that means one thing: cheap flights
Monday, April 10, 2017
Rendering of the exterior of Terminal 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a $300 million renovation. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. cjuste@miamiherald.com BY CHABELI HERRERA, cherrera@miamiherald.com When its orchid-colored Airbus A330s coasted into the runway at Miami International Airport last week, Icelandic
 
CEO ROUNDTABLE:  The Future of the South Florida Economy
Friday, March 17, 2017
The economic pendulum of any major metropolitan area will, at one point or another, swing wildly in one direction. The test of a skilled CEO comes in when strategy must be deployed in the face of volatility. In a post-election year, where CEOs in all industries find themselves grappling with seismic shifts, from health care to regulatory challenges, they
 
Fort Lauderdale Gets Its Day in the Sun
Thursday, March 16, 2017
To view online: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fort-lauderdale-gets-its-day-in-the-sun-1489674984 Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, once known for spring-break revelers, is today more likely to draw business moguls seeking relief from state income taxes. Home prices are rising, boosted by low inventory and a swelling population. In an analysis of luxury
 
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