On the Economic Scene

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
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May 28, 2018
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May 14, 2018
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April 30, 2018
April 23, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 2, 2018
March 26, 2018
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March 12, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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March 30, 2015
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March 9, 2015
March 2, 2015
February 23, 2015
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February 2, 2015
January 26, 2014
January 19, 2015
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October 22, 2018

VOLUSIA COUNTY FAIR AND YOUTH SHOW OPENS NOV. 1 – Founded in 1923, the Volusia County Fair offers something for everyone, and this year is no exception. The fair will run until Nov. 11 and feature live musical entertainment, the Miss Volusia County Fair Pageant, a pirate thrill show, a freestyle BMX and skateboarding exhibition, petting zoo, livestock auctions, amusement ride midway and much more. For more details, visit www.volusiacountyfair.com.

DELAND SPORT AVIATION EXPO – The DeLand Showcase is an annual, three-day event focused entirely on recreational flying and sport aviation. The showcase will be held at the DeLand Municipal Airport from Nov. 1 to 3. More than 100 exhibitors will feature all kinds of sport aircraft, ultralights, trikes, rotorcraft, powered parachutes and paragliders, engines, avionics, pilot gear and flight schools. Enjoy demo flights, instructional workshops, educational forums, keynote speakers, food concessions, live music, underwing camping and more. The showcase welcomes aviation enthusiasts of all ages. For more information, go to https://tinyurl.com/y7u8h64j or call 386-736-5016.

ADDITIONAL CDBG-DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that the State of Florida will receive $616 million in funding to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program. This funding is designed to address needs that remain after other assistance, including federal assistance and private insurance, has been exhausted. The state’s action plan details how this funding will be allocated to address remaining unmet needs in Florida. The plan is available for review at https://tinyurl.com/ybebzs9x.

SMALL BUSINESS CONGRESS The National Small Business Association is hosting its annual Small Business Congress event Nov. 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C. This event will be the culmination of regional events held throughout the country and provides an opportunity to join small-business owners and leaders from across the country to discuss, debate and vote on the association’s policy priorities. For details and to register, visit https://nsba.biz/events/Small-Business-Congress.

FLORIDA’S GROWING POPULATION As reported by Florida Trend, average daily growth in Florida has rebounded since the recession. It is estimated that 1,632 people move to Florida each day from elsewhere in the U.S. and 654 people move to Florida each day from abroad. Alternatively, 1,148 people leave Florida for other states and 275 people leave Florida for other countries. When births and deaths are considered, the net annual growth estimate exceeds 335,000. Florida’s population is projected to expand, passing 21.5 million in 2020 — a more than 14 percent increase in a decade. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yag2h7ep for further details. To access Volusia County demographic data, visit http://www.floridabusiness.org/data/demographics.stml.

FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID – Financial aid can be important in reducing the cost of college. Factors such as household income, family size, and academic and extracurricular accomplishments can impact how much college costs. However, there are financial aid resources that can help. Every year, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid provides over $120 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study funds to more than 13 million students, making it the country’s largest provider of student financial aid. This according to a recent article at cnbc.com. Interested students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their qualifications for up to $30,000 in aid. It costs nothing to apply. Access the complete article for further information on financial aid resources by visiting https://tinyurl.com/yb75sq2c.

HOMEBUYER INSIGHTS SURVEY RELEASED – According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 57 percent of first-time homebuyers plan to buy with a spouse or partner, 37 percent plan to buy solo and 8 percent with a friend, sibling or other family member. With regard to millennial buyers, 72 percent of those surveyed place homeownership above other life priorities such as getting married (50 percent) or having children (44 percent). At 80 percent, being able to retire was the only higher priority than buying a home. Many also equated homeownership with personal success (53 percent) and financial success (45 percent). For more information, go to https://tinyurl.com/yah8hr93.

FLORIDA MANUFACTURING DATA – As reported by manufacturing industry service organization FloridaMakes, 2017 data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shows that manufacturing accounts for 4.95 percent of Florida’s Gross State Product and more than 370,000 high-wage jobs with an average wage of $59,395. Florida is home to more than 20,000 manufacturing companies with 80 percent of them having 20 or fewer employees. Florida manufacturers produce a variety of goods including aerospace products, batteries, food and beverages, communications equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductors, boats, and more. For more information, go to https://tinyurl.com/ya4evfvz.

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