Tony Villamil Interviewed by the Palm Beach Post on the Latest Florida Employment Report

As reported in the March 18th Florida Department of Economic Opportunity report, the State’s unemployment rate in January was lower than the national unemployment rate for the first time in five years.  In a March 19th article by Emily Roach in the Palm Beach Post, Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of the St. Thomas University School of Business, said that “recovery has been sluggish,” adding t...

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Tony Villamil Quoted in the Palm Beach Post on South Florida's Economic Recovery

Palm Beach County has been slower to bounce back during the economic recovery than Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  In a March 2nd article by Emily Roach in the Palm Beach Post, one reason for Palm Beach’s slower recovery, according to Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of the St. Thomas University School of Business, could be that Palm Beach doesn’t “have as much global business relative ...

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Tony Villamil in "Power Hour" Radio Program with Pete De La Torre

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of St. Thomas University School of  Business will be interviewed on the “Power Hour” on 880AMThe Biz tomorrow, February 20th at 11am.  The radio program is hosted by Pete De La Torre and will focus on  economic development and business opportunities for South Florida.    

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Student Body President of University of Florida, and WEG officer,TJ Villamil, Addresses Executives and Students in Support of Governor Scott's new Higher Education Initiatives

On February 11, Governor Scott visited the University of Florida (UF) to outline his budget, which recommends a $1.1 billing investment for state colleges and $3.8 billion for Florida’s universities. In his appearance at UF, Governor Scott said that “targeted investments in higher education will help ...

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WEG Founder and Principal Interviewed by Florida Public Radio

A recent report on the success of Enterprise Florida was the focus of a February 8th segment of The Capital Report on Florida Public Radio. Tom Flanigan led the interview and asked Tony Villamil his views on the progress of the State’s official economic development agency since it began in 1996.  Villamil, a founding member of the organization and current member of its Board of Directors said that the organization was founded to ...

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WEG Founder Comments on Twitter on the Contraction of the U.S. Economy

Based on the Bureau of Economic Analysis report released today,  the U.S. economy shrank 0.1% annual rate in the fourth quarter, down from the 3.1% growth in the third quarter.   “Advanced (preliminary) US GDP growth is down for Q4 2012! A very soft recovery is at all…and now higher taxes! Regulations, taxes, strangling economy!” says Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal of the Washington Economics Group (WEG) a...

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Tony Villamil delivers Keynote Address to Lakeland Area Business Leaders

For the fifth year, Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and St. Thomas University Dean of School of Business presented the 2013 local and statewide economic outlook at the 26th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast hosted by Allen & Company and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. The event, attended by more than 500 area business leaders, focused on the outlook for the I-4 corridor in 2013, which has one of the strongest economi...

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WEG Founder and Principal Advisor Participates in Quarterly Business Advisory Board

As a member of the Daily Business Review’s Business (DBR) Advisory Board, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of School of Business at St. Thomas University, Tony Villamil, participated in the final 2012 meeting of the Advisory Board on December 12, 2012. To discuss the outlook for 2013, DBR convened their group of 11 top professionals in the areas of economics, finance and law among others.  Considering the outlook for ea...

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Villamil Interviewed by Palm Beach Post on US Employment Report

Labor Department figures of the national employment situation released on January 4th reveal a slowly improving economy with the unemployment rate at 7.8% with 155,000 jobs created in December.  As noted by journalist Emily Roach in the January 4th issue of the Palm Beach Post, many economists have been disappointed  with the rate of recovery and job creation. Interviewed on this topic, Tony villamil, WEG Founder and Dean o...

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WEG Founder Interviewed by Oscar Haza in WQBA 1140 AM

Tony Villamil, founder of The Washington Economics Group and the Dean of the School of Business at St. Thomas University was interviewed this morning by Oscar Hoza, WQBA 1140 AB News Radio Program, on Fiscal Cliff agreement.  There is a lot of interest on D.C. fiscal issues among Hispanics nationwide.

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