On the Economic Scene

2019

March 25, 2019
March 18, 2019
March 11, 2019


March 4, 2019
February 25, 2019
February 18, 2019

February 11, 2019
February 4, 2019
January 28, 2019

January 21, 2019
January 14, 2019
January 7, 2019

2018

December 31, 2018
December 24, 2018
December 17, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 3, 2018
November 26, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 12, 2018
November 5, 2018
October 29, 2018
October 22, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 8, 2018
October 1, 2018

September 24, 2018
September 17, 2018
September 10, 2018
September 3, 2018
August 27, 2018
August 20, 2018
August 13, 2018
August 6, 2018
July 30, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 16, 2018
July 9, 2018
July 2, 2018

June 25, 2018
June 18, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 4, 2018
May 28, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 7, 2018
April 30, 2018
April 23, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 2, 2018

March 26, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 12, 2018
March 5, 2018
February 26, 2018
February 19, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 5, 2018
January 29, 2018
January 22, 2018
January 15, 2018
January 8, 2018
January 2, 2018

2017

December 26, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 4, 2017
November 27, 2017
November 20, 2017
November 13, 2017
November 6, 2017
October 30, 2017
October 23, 2017
October 16, 2017
October 9, 2017

October 2, 2017
September 25, 2017
September 18, 2017
September 4, 2017
August 28, 2017
August 21, 2017
August 14, 2017
August 7, 2017
July 31, 2017
July 24, 2017
July 17, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 3, 2017

June 26, 2017
June 19, 2017
June 12, 2017
June 5, 2017
May 29, 2017
May 22, 2017
May 15, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 1, 2017
April 24, 2017
April 17, 2017
April 10, 2017
April 3, 2017

March 27, 2017
March 20, 2017
March 13, 2017
March 6, 2017
February 27, 2017
February 20, 2017
February 13, 2017
February 6, 2017
January 30, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 16, 2017
January 9, 2017
January 2, 2017

2016

December 26, 2016
December 19, 2016
December 12, 2016
December 5, 2016
November 28, 2016
November 21, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 7, 2016
October 31, 2016
October 24, 2016
October 14, 2016
October 3, 2016

September 26, 2016
September 19, 2016
September 12, 2016
September 5, 2016
August 29, 2016
August 22, 2016
August 15, 2016
August 8, 2016
August 1, 2016
July 25, 2016
July 18, 2016
July 11, 2016
July 4, 2016

June 28, 2016
June 20, 2016
June 13, 2016
June 6, 2016
May 30, 2016
May 23, 2016
May 16, 2016
May 9, 2016
May 2, 2016
April 25, 2016
April 18, 2016
April 11, 2016
April 4, 2016

March 28, 2016
March 21, 2016
March 14, 2016
March 8, 2016
February 29, 2016
February 22, 2016
February 15, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 1, 2016
January 25, 2016
January 18, 2016
January 11, 2016
January 4, 2016

2015

December 28, 2015
December 21, 2015
December 14, 2015
December 7, 2015
November 30, 2015
November 23, 2015
November 16, 2015
November 9, 2015
November 2, 2015
October 26, 2015
October 19, 2015
October 12, 2015
October 5, 2015

September 28, 2015
September 21, 2015
September 14, 2015
September 7, 2015
August 31, 2015
August 24, 2015
August 17, 2015
August 10, 2015
August 3, 2015
July 27, 2015
July 20, 2015
July 13, 2015
July 6, 2015

June 29, 2015
June 22, 2015
June 15, 2015
June 8, 2015
June 1, 2015
May 25, 2015
May 18, 2015
May 11, 2015
May 4, 2015
April 27, 2015
April 20, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 6, 2015

March 30, 2015
March 23, 2015
March 16, 2015
March 9, 2015
March 2, 2015
February 23, 2015
February 16, 2015
February 9, 2015
February 2, 2015
January 26, 2014
January 19, 2015
January 12, 2015
January 5, 2015

March 25, 2019

PUBLIC MEETING – Volusia County will host a public meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Dennis R. McGee Room on the second floor of Daytona Beach International Airport. Staff will share the findings of a consultant-led study designed to create an Industry Supplier and Demand Characterization Report that profiles commercial space industry suppliers and service providers and aims to characterize goods and service demands generated by commercial space companies locating near or aboard the Cape Canaveral Spaceport. The study is being funded by a Community Planning Technical Assistance grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE SPRING JOB FAIR – All job seekers are welcome to attend the Daytona State College (DSC) Spring Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Lemerand Center at the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 310 (the gym). One hundred employers are participating including Brown & Brown, Concierge Care, Florida Health Care Plans, Halifax Health, International Speedway Corporation, Pall Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, U.S. Foods, Sykes, Walgreens and others representing a range of industries. For more information on the job fair or DSC's Career Services, contact CareerServices@DaytonaState.edu or call 386-506-3073. For a participating business list, go to https://tinyurl.com/y2zr5jbv.

SCALE YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH OUTSOURCING SCORE will host a live webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, on scaling your business through outsourcing. Are you like most business owners busy with busy work, juggling too many jobs, wearing too many hats? How can you grow if you barely have time to run your business? Join this session for answers as Tammy Durden, president and founder of Tammy’s Office Solutions, helps you determine what business tasks you can delegate to an outside source and how to manage these workers effectively. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/y3typgw7.

L. GALE LEMERAND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPEAKER SERIES – The Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College (DSC) is pleased to announce that Charles Clark will be the next featured presenter in the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series. It will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the DSC Hosseini Center, Building 1200. Clark is a world-class athlete, international keynote speaker, writer, business coach, entrepreneur, and CEO of Charles Clark International.

2019 FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH AWARDS Applications are open for the ninth annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch® awards program. The program honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries. Eligible applicants must be privately held, second-stage commercial enterprises. Qualifying companies must also be headquartered in Florida, employ between 6 and 150 employees, and earn between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. Applications are open through May 3. Qualifying Volusia County companies are encouraged to apply. For information and local assistance, contact Virgil Kimball at 386-248-8048 or vkimball@volusia.org.

COMMUNICATION ACADEMY The academy at DeLand High School provides students with rigorous, hands-on experiences to prepare them for careers in the information technology industry. Students are engaged in comprehensive, real world projects through digital design, digital video production or journalism program pathways. They have opportunities to participate in program-specific internships and are provided with industry certification opportunities. For information, contact Academy Directors Vickie Perri at vlperri@volusia.k12.fl.us or April Sniffen at alsniffe@volusia.k12.fl.us.

GDP COMPARISONS As reported by Howmuch.net, the largest state in the U.S. by GDP is California, which has a $2.97 trillion economy. This makes California not only comparable to Britain, whose GDP came in at $2.81 trillion, but would also make California the fifth largest economy in the world if it were its own foreign nation. The GDP of Texas is the second largest in the U.S. at $1.78 trillion, while Canada’s follows close behind at $1.73 trillion. Florida’s GDP is the fourth largest at $1.04 trillion, which exceeds that of Mexico at $1.02 trillion. Howmuch.net provides visualizations about money and offers in-depth cost guides and tools.

ATLANTA FED NOTES TIGHTENING LABOR CONDITIONS IN SOUTHEAST – Some small businesses are reporting particular challenges competing with larger companies for a dwindling pool of available workers. This according to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s latest southeast region Beige Book release, or regional economic conditions summary, for January. Businesses continued to report pressure to increase wages for low-skill, hourly jobs, notably in the hospitality and retail industries. The release also noted that national statistics showed growing numbers of Americans are switching jobs. In that context, the Beige Book’s information, gathered from construction, manufacturing, and health services industry contacts, indicate overstaffing is occurring for certain jobs to prepare for anticipated growth, figuring it will be difficult to find people in the coming months. For details, visit https://tinyurl.com/y2tggy4d.

NEWS ITEMS WANTED! – Please send your business news items to Joanne Magley, Volusia County Information Director, at jmagley@volusia.org.