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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Tony Villamil in Zona Politica Program with Helen Aguirre on Fiscal Agreement

WEG founder and Dean of School of Business at St. Thomas University, Tony Villamil, was interviewed in Zona Politica, national Univision radio with Helen Aguirre on fiscal agreement and heavy lifting ahead on spending reform.

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Tony Villamil Op-Ed on 2013 Florida Economy Appears in Miami Herald

WEG Founder and Principal Advisor, Tony Villamil’s recent Op-Ed on the economic outlook for 2013 appeared in the December 30th issue of the Miami Herald. Given that the Op-Ed was written and published just days before the deal was reached between Congress and the President, Dr. Villamil said that “the uncertainty surrounding next year’s fiscal policy had already slowed growth of holiday retail sales and created uncertainty...

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WEG's Study on the Economic Impact of the Miami Heat and the AmericanAirlines Arena Highlighted in the Miami Herald

In a November 26th Miami Herald article, WEG’s analysis on the economic impacts generated by the Miami Heat Team and the AmericanAirlines Arena on an ongoing basis was highlighted.  According to the article and WEG’s study, “the Heat and the Arena bring more than $1.4 billion and more than 21,000 jobs to the economy each year.” According to WEG Study, the economic impact estimates of the entities not only took i...

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Haitian Prime Minister: Haiti is Open for Business

Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe visited South Florida last week to participate in the St. Thomas University School of Business’ Global Entrepreneurship Week. WEG Founder and Principal Advisor is also the Dean of the School of Business at the University. Prime Minister Lamothe is a distinguished alumnus of the University and an entrepreneur and as such, he delivered the keynote speech for the Global Entrepreneurship Week event, ...

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Job Creation is Mayor's Top Priority in 2nd Term

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez  places job creation as his top priority in his second term. Gimenez won re-election in August 2012 to a four year term – in which he promised to attract new investment and to create high paying jobs.  Mayor Gimenez is also a supporter and co-chair of the One Community One Goal Initiative – a collaboration with the Beacon Council. WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of Scho...

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WEG Principal Interviewed by School Board Member Regalado on Educational and Economic Issues

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Villamil Interviewed by Sun-Sentinel on the Florida's Economy Recovery

Florida fared better then the outlook for planned job cuts by US employers, which climbed 41% in October. Florida announced 645 layoffs in October, a decreased from 1,800 in September. According to a Sun-Sentinel interview of Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of the School of Business at St. Thomas University, this is due to the fact that “Florida tends to have fewer planned job cuts because its economy is more...

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WEG Founder, President and CEO, Receives the Sunshine Award

Marielena Villamil, Founder, President and CEO of The Washington Economics Group received the 2012 Sunshine Award from the South Florida Chamber of Commerce during its 18th Annual Sunshine Award event held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Four Season Hotel.

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