WEG Founder and Principal Interviewed by Sun Sentinel on South Florida Cost of Living

According an article by Donna Gehrke-White, business reporter of the Sun-Sentinel, the elderly on fixed income are struggling with higher food prices. Inflation is running 2.4 percent, more than the 1.7 percent increase that Social Security recipients will get in January 2015. By law, the Social Security Administration bases the cost-of-living adjustment on the BLS's national CPI for Urban workers. Administrators look at the index ...

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BBVA Compass Appoints Florida Business Leader Marielena Villamil to its National Advisory Board

Civic leader and business executive, Marielena Villamil, has been named the 22nd member of BBVA Compass' National Advisory Board, which is made up of executives from across the bank's Sunbelt footprint. Ms. Villamil is the co-founder and president of The Washington Economics Group Inc., an economics consulting firm based in Coral Gables, Fla. "Marielena has done an amazing job promoting the bank here in South Florida durin...

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WEG Founder and Principal Reappointed Chair of Economic Roundtable at the Beacon Council Annual Meeting

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principa, was reappointed as Chair of the Economic Roundtable at the Beacon Council Annual Meeting on October 15. The Beacon Council is the official economic development entity of Miami-Dade County.  Read...

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WEG Founder and Principal Interviewed by Sun-Sentinel on August Employment Report

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Ron Hurtibise for a September 19th article in Sun-Sentinel on Florida’s August Employment report.  Florida’s unemployment rate inched up in August to 6.3 percent, just 0.1 percentage point over July’s rate, but nearly a full point below the 7.1 percent rate in August 2013. However Florida’s unemployment rate has been less than or equal to the national ...

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Tony Villamil Quoted in Palm Beach Post on Florida Employment Numbers

WEG Founder and Principal, Tony Villamil, was interviewed by Jeff Ostrowski, Staff Writer of the Palm Beach Post, on the latest report of Florida Employment numbers. Florida's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 6.3% in August, up from 6.2% in July, the state Department of Economic Opportunity said Friday. The US unemployment rate, meanwhiile, dipped to 6.1% last mont from 6.2% in July. August's increase in unemployment rate owes m...

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WEG Recent Study on Florida's Economic Expansion Widely Quoted in Miami Today of 8-28-2014

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WEG Prepares the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Newsletter

WEG releases the Summer 2014 Issue of the Economic Newsletter entitled, Miami-Dade Economy Expanding Strongly in Late Summer 2014 to the GMCC. The newsletter shows that the Miami-Dade Economy (MDE) is performing above Florida and National averages, led by solid growth of key industries and a revival in construction activity. Indeed, the whole South Florida marketplace, including Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach metro areas, is le...

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Business Economics by Dr. Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal

In the August 15, 2014 Business Economics podcast, Dr. Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal of The Washington Economics Group,Inc. discussed the latest unemployment report for the month of July in Florida. Tony also discussed the other factors that are affecting business spending in Flo...

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WEG Founder and Principal to Participate in Pete De La Torre "Entrepreneur Re-Boot Academy" Radio Program

On August 28, 2014,Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal of The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG) will be participating  in Pete De La Torre radio program called the Entrepreneur Re-Boot Academy. This two-week radio program, designated to help entrepreneurs re-think, re-tool and re-energize their existing businesses, will be launched on Monday, August 18 and will be concluded on August 29. Local and national business leaders will j...

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WEG's Analysis on Florida Region Taxable Sales Highlighted in Miami Today

On August 7, 2014 The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG) released its quarterly report analysis entitled Florida Regions Taxable Sales Show Strengthening Economic Expansion. The Miami Today article highlights that growth of spending on consumer goods plus tourism was 4.4% in the Miami area, the first quarter of this year, trailing the sate total of 6.2%  and well behind leaders West Palm Beach at 6.9% and Fort Lauderd...

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