The past is indeed prologue when it comes to forecasting Florida's economic outlook. This report shows how past recessions hint at how the recovery is likely to play out.
This commentary shows how Florida fared relative to the rest of the nation after the Standard & Poors downgrade of the U.S credit rating.
"This report explores the wide-ranging ramifications of regulations: We need the protection they provide, but the costs of such regulations could restrict business development. "
"As this commentary shows us, reverberations from the volatile economies of the Euro Zone could have a chilling effect on some of Florida's most precious commodities. "
"For more than a decade, Florida's economy has marched to a different tune than the U.S. economy. This commentary explains why that's the case and what it means for the future. "
This commentary compares the value of the U.S. dollar with the currencies of our primary trading partners. Recent years have shown considerable fluctuation.
"From corporate tax to personal income tax to property tax, this report shows how Florida compares to southeastern states as well as the nation. "
The high cost of unemployment hit the state coffers hard. This report shows what happens when the state paid out more in unemployment benefits than it collected in the trust fund used to provide benefits to jobless Floridians.
The timing of the oil spill could not have been worse for NW Florida retailers and this analysis shows how those retail losses cascaded through other economic sectors in the region.
"Due to the record level of unemployment, the state Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund has been paying out more for unemployment benefits than what it has been collecting from employers. This Special Report shows how funding the unemployment benefits with additional federal loans could alleviate the situation. "
A rebounding housing market and renewed entrepreneurial spirit are some of the positive aspects in an otherwise bleak Florida economy.
"From higher manufacturing profits to improving business inventories, this PowerPoint presentation shows some areas doing well in an otherwise down economy. "
The recession is being felt more acutely in Florida than in the nation as a whole. This briefing traces its causes and shows how structural changes in the state's economy are influencing economic development as well as jobs.
New forces that are reshaping the world economy?the presumed decline of the dollar and an emerging Brazil?could have a major influence on Florida's economic future.
There is no shortage of rankings by which to measure Florida against other states. This economic commentary examines several of them and shows how the Sunshine state measures up to the competition.
This PowerPoint presentation makes the case for altering Florida's corporate income tax as a means of promoting capital formation and enhancing employment opportunities.
Casino revenues have far reaching impacts on other business and government revenues. This Research report details the economic side of the compact as currently written.
"The Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2003 is under siege. This report, written independently of Florida Taxwatch, explains how court rulings on the Act could have far-reaching effects. "
"This report, written independently of Florida TaxWatch, presents side-by-side Pro and Con opinion pieces on whether Florida should accept federal stimulus funds for unemployment compensation. "
"From transportation to education to housing, this research report examines some of the key sectors of the Florida economy that stand to benefit from federal stimulus funds. "
"Manufacturing output in Florida has grown exponentially since 1977, while employment in the state's manufacturing sector has grown much less. This Special Report looks at the various factors, including foreign competition, that impact the manufacturing sector. "