Villamil Quoted in Miami Herald Article:: Will Trump be Good for South Florida's Economy?

In the January 26, 2017 article of the Miami Herald, South Florida business leaders focused on an economic wild card that few has predicted: President Donald Trump. The new presidents's polcies on trade, finance, immigration and healthcare could have a greater impact -- positive and negative --on South Florida than on other regions less closely tied to foreign markets, noted Thursday's speakers. But Tony Villamil, an econ...

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Tony Villamil Quoted by Sun-Sentinel on Cuba Reforms Following the Death of Fidel Castro

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Marcia Heroux Pounds for a November 28, 2016 article in Sun-Sentinel on Cuban reforms necessary to boost economic activity with S. Florida, In his interview, Tony stated that there are only limited activities allowed under the U.S. trade embargo that remains in effect against the island. President Obama's executive orders have allowed more activity, including travel from the U...

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WEG Study Finds USF Has Heavy Impact on Local Economy

USF research may have a $400 million reach into the Florida economy, according to an impact report from The Washington Economic Group. The economic impact report done by the Washington Economic Group, a third-party organization that looks at the impact of different organizations in different areas, shows that the USF Innovation Enterprise has an almost $400 million annual impact on the Florida economy each year. The Innovation Enterprise is...

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WEG's Economic Impacts of the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Highlighted in Gainesville.com

On October 31, 2016, Gainesville.com highlighted the economic impact study prepared, by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG) of the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research. According to the Study, the Institute receives about $5,000 million a year from the State and in the 2015-2016 FY the companies had a $129 million impact to the State's GDP. The companies also supported the creation of 1,618 jobs last yea...

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Villamil Quoted on Doral PGA Tour Backing Out

WEG, Founder and Principal, Tony Villamil was quoted extensively in an article published by the Miami Heral on June 2nd 2016 on Doral PGA Tour.  He said that the loss of the PGA Tour goes deeper than money. "you have what I call the publicity effect. “People see the city, people see the golf course, which increases the image of Doral and Miami-Dade. That is free publicity that will cost millions of dollars otherwise. It...

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Check out WEG Principal Video on his First Recent Column in El Nuevo Herald

El Nuevo Herald published on March 13, 2016 in the Finance Section, the first column in Spanish written by Tony Villamil, Principal of The Washington Economics Group, Inc (WEG).  In his column entitled "The Global Economic Slowdown Affects Growth of Miami-Dade County Economy," he forecast "a slower growth in the Tourism and Construction Sectors." 

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Tourism-Related Employment an Area of Growth Predicted by Tony Villamil

According to an article published by Miami Today on January 28, 2016, Miami-Dade County is poised to see continued job growth throughout 2016, and Tourims-related employment is one of the sector of growth acording to Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal of The Washington Economics Group, Inc. "In 2016, job growth will be stronger in professional and business services, travel and hospitality and health care services. These industries al...

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2016 Economic Forecast: External Factors Slow Florida, Polk's Momentum

Florida's economy ended 2015 on a high note, and Polk County helped set the tone. "The state is leading the nation in employment growth and the Lakeland area is leading the state," said Tony Villamil, Principal and Co-founder of The Washington Economics Group, Inc. Villamil was one of two featured speakers during the 29th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, which took place at the Lakeland Centger and was attended by more than...

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LA Times Quotes Tony Villamil on Scripps and Florida's Biotech Industry

WEG Principal, Dr. Tony Villamil is quoted in the Los Angeles Times regarding the Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the growth of a biotech cluster. Tony Villamil remains positive that the investment in Scripps has begun to pay off through its promotion of research and life science education in the state. “It’s going to take time,” said Dr. Villamil. “That’s the bottom line. The seeds have been planted ...

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Tony Villamil Quoted in Miami Herald on the Future Soccer Stadium Location

WEG Principal, Tony Villamil, contributes to recent discussions in the Miami Herald on the proposed site for a soccer stadium next to the Miami Marlins Stadium. Despite the controversy regarding the former Orange Bowl site, Tony explains that “there are local businesses that do make good money providing services to the [Marlins] stadium, and it’s too early to claim failure on sports’ promised impact to Little Havana.&rdquo...

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