IN A NUTSHELL
- Gas prices: down from the average price of $3.86 to $3.64
- Home Values: prices lowest since fall 2002(Standard &Poor's Index)
- Economic Attitude: FL Consumer index fell from 68 in May to 66 in June. National index went from 61.7 in May to 58.5 in June
- Tourism: Palm Beach County taxable sales up 6.2 percent from April 2010 to April 2011.
BUSINESS LEADERS IN PALM BEACH BRAINSTORMING A BETTER COUNTY
More than 100 business, civic and government leaders discussed a plan to improve life in Palm Beach County and make the county more attractive to businesses and new residents. The results will be presented by the Economic Council at the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando later this year. Read more here.
THE ROADMAP FOR FLORIDA's FUTURE 2010-2015
The Roadmap to Florida's Future is the official statewide strategic plan for economic development.
Developed through broad stakeholder outreach and partnership among the state's business and economic development leaders, the Roadmap provides a long-term vision for Florida's economy and is supported by six strategic priorities and 24 sets of policy and business development recommendations.
Learn more about the The 2010-2015 Roadmap to Florida's Future and Progress Report here.
THE LARGEST SINGLE TYCO INTERNATIONAL FACILITY IN THE WORLD TO BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
The electronic security and fire protection company dedicated its new 171,500 square-foot facility in the city Monday morning.The company plans to create 100+ new jobs over the next few years.
700 current employees will move from its previous office building near the Boca Raton Town Center mall, to the new building at the corner of Yamato Road and Military Trail. Read more here.
TWO CANADIAN COMPANIES MOVING TO FLORIDA
Toronto Sky Aviation Inc. (TSA), operating as Aircraft Armature Inc., and UCC Steelwork Connections Inc. Together, the two companies will add approximately 110 jobs to the Aerospace and Manufacturing industries in Florida. Read more here.
CNNMoney HIGHLIGHTS INNOVATIVE FLORIDA PRODUCT FireIce
CNNMoney highlights FireIce, a breakthrough product made by Jupiter-based GelTech Solutions, in Small Business: Innovation Nation. Read more here.