On the Economic Scene

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

January 14, 2019

VOLUSIA COUNTY QUARTERLY ECONOMIC BRIEFING The next quarterly economic development briefing from the Volusia County Economic Development Division will be held at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Dennis R. McGee Room at Daytona Beach International Airport. The featured speaker will be nationally recognized economist Sean Snaith, Ph.D., director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness. For more information, call 386-248-8048.

LIVE WEBINAR: THE POWER OF TINY MARKETING ACTIONS SCORE presents the Power of Tiny Marketing Actions live webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Marketing is often planned in huge tidal waves: large launches, huge social media campaigns and big advertising spends. However, the most powerful marketing is consistent marketing, in tiny little actions every day. Author and business coach Pamela Slim will break down the marketing myths and teach you how to identify your best marketing channels; choose specific marketing tactics that work for your business and your audience; and define, plan and track a series of Tiny Marketing Actions (TMAs) that you can execute in 15 minutes or less each day. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/y8mpm5ey.

AIRPORT TRAFFIC UP 11 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER – Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 11.1 percent for November in comparison with the same month last year. During the month, 62,807 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 56,512 last November. For the 12 months ending Nov. 30, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 5.3 percent, with 721,136 passengers traveling through DAB last year compared to 759,412 passengers this year.

BASICS OF BRANDING WORKSHOP – The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Daytona State College (DSC) will present a free workshop, The Basics of Branding, from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, on the DSC campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 150, Room 305. Space is limited to 30 attendees. This workshop addresses what exactly branding is and why it is so important. It also provides exercises to help you understand what your brand currently is, what you want it to be, and how to get there. Call the Florida SBDC at Daytona State College at 386-506-4723 to register.

VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS CAREER ACADEMY APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE – Following the Volusia County Schools High School Showcase on Dec. 13, the District Career Academy Program application for the 2019-2020 school year is available online. The form includes a list of all academy programs and clusters, as well as the contact information for each school. Each completed application must be returned to the academy school by Jan. 31. Priority is given to applications turned in by the deadline. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yaxh2cuq to access the application form.

2018 GLOBAL SPACE INDUSTRY INVESTMENT – There was a remarkable level of worldwide private investment in the space industry in 2018. This according to the recently released Space Investment Quarterly report for Q4 by the online investment platform, Space Angels. Nearly $3 billion of equity capital was invested in space companies globally, bringing the 2018 cumulative total to $18 billion invested into 412 space companies since 2009. This financial achievement for the year reflects more than twice the $1.35 billion in investment reported for the first two quarters of 2018.

STUDENT LOAN DEBT As reported, Florida ranks No. 3 for the highest amount of student loan debt, according to a new analysis by Experian. Floridians had $89.4 billion in student loans for the third quarter of 2018, up 177 percent from the same quarter in 2008. California had the highest overall amount of student debt in 2018 at $132.8 billion, followed by Texas with $103 billion. New York City led all metro areas in student debt at $8.92 billion, followed by Los Angeles ($5.07 billion) and Chicago ($4.85 billion). Experian's new report is available at https://tinyurl.com/y9ovbzco.

TECHNOLOGY SHOWN TO IMPROVE ROI IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY – As reported in MHI Solutions Magazine Q4.2018, today’s consumers have come to expect expedited processing and delivery services. In response, those companies that are early adopters of advanced technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced analytics (AA) and artificial intelligence (AI) can reap payoffs. In the supply chain industry, the return on investment benefits of digital supply chain technology are being realized in efficiency, cost reduction and competitive advantage, such as in product demand sensitive order taking and fulfillment. For additional information, visit the MHI blog at http://www.mhi.org/blog.

PAYROLL CHANGES FOR 2019 Smallbiztrends.com recently made note of a number of small business payroll changes in 2019 that impact small businesses. Among others, those changes include possible state and local minimum wage rates, required postings of employment regulations, the increased Social Security wage base limit ($132,000), and changes in state unemployment tax rates. For details, go to https://tinyurl.com/yd284xpd.

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