Florida Trend Quoted Tony Villamil in Perspectives on Changing Relationship between Cuba and U.S.

Views on the value of easing relations and how much opportunity it creates -- or doesn’t -- for U.S. businesses in Cuba, Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Florida Trend, saying that "Cuba's impact on Florida could be positive over time if full trade opening occurs on a step-wise basis, concurrent with steady implementation of economic and political reforms on the island."

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Tony Villamil Quoted in the Miami Herald on the Impact of Traffic on the Economy of South Florda

As traffic congestion in South Florida continues to worsen, the Miami Herald highlights the impact this has on South Florida businesses in an article dated May 17, 2015. Dr. Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal of The Washington Economic Group, Inc. (WEG) said that, “Development becomes a sword that cuts both ways if infrastructure can’t keep up. The whole mark of a modern economy, especially a logistics-type economy like...

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Tony Villamil Presents at the Enterprise Florida International Office Summit on Economic and Market Trends in Florida

In May 2015, WEG Principal, Tony Villamil made a presentation on the Florida economy to representatives from Enterprise Florida’s network of International Offices including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Africa, and the U.K. Tony’s presentation entitled, “The Economic Landscape: Fundamental Trends Impacting Business Opportunities in Florida” highlighted important market trends and identified key...

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Miami Herald Editorial by Marielena Villamil and Harve Mogul Urges Florida House to Pass the Senate's FHIX Plan

In a Miami Herald editorial article dated April 18, 2015, Marielena Villamil, WEG CEO and United Way Board Member, and Harve A. Mogul, United Way President and CEO, urged the Florida House to use the remaining days of the 2015 Legislative Session to pass the Senate’s FHIX plan. In the article, they describe the FHIX plan as a common-sense, affordable healthcare solution that’s in the best interest of South Florida and all Florid...

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Tony Villamil in "Ahora" Radio Program with Oscar Haza

WEG Founder and Principal was interviewed in the popular Spanish radio program "AHORA"  con Oscar Haza on Mambi 710AM. The program was focused on the U.S. economic outlook and interest rates.

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Tony Villamil: Pro Sports Facilities Provide Positive Return on Taxpayers' Investment

Contrary to recent news reports, professional sports facilities in Florida have positive economic impacts, attracting thousands of national and overseas visitors and competitorsd to the State each year. Sports facilities are located at the heart of sports, entertainment and tourism clusters with attractions that ensure visitors extend their stay and spend tourist dfollars on hotels, meals, transportation, entertainment and retail purchaches...

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WEG Founder and Principal Interviewed by Daily Business Review on South Florida Economic Outlook 2015

South Florida Economic Outlook 2015: Much to be Excited About Mike Seemuth, Daily Business Review Interviewed by Mike Seemuth for a February 3rd article in the Daily Business Review on South Florida Economic Outlook for 2015, Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal said "South Florida is finishing 2014 with all the cylinders running at a h...

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Tony Villamil Interviewed by Oscay Haza in "Ahora" Radio Program

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal was interviewed in the popular Spanish radio program "Ahora" con Oscar Haza on Mambi 710 AM. The program was focused on US and Florida economies and the impact of Cuba policy changes.

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Tony Villamil Presents "Sunny Outlook" for Polk County According to The Ledger

On January 15, 2015, Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor, returned to Lakeland as a featured speaker at the 28th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast hosted by Allen & Company of Florida and the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce. According to an article released in The Ledger, Tony Villamil presented a “sunny outlook” for the local and state economy in 2015 due to continued low interest rates and declin...

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WEG Study on MDCPS Shortfall Highlighted in South Florida Business Journal

On January 12, 2015, the South Florida Business Journal highlighted the key findings of an economic impact study prepared by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. for Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) entitled 'The Economic Impacts of the School District Funding Shortfall on Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade County Economy and the Florida Economy.”  The $300 million revenue shortfall between 2007 and 2012 is ca...

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