Sun-Sentinel Highlights WEG Analysis on Florida’s Economy and its Regions Based

The Washington Economics Group (WEG) quarterly report analysis entitled Florida Regions Taxable Sales Show Strengthening Economic Expansion released last week, was quoted in a Sun-Sentinel article published in August 9. The article highlights that Pam Beach and Broward Counties lead the state in retail spending.  “There’s a momentum in the economy,” sai...

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Tony Villamil, Former Undersecretary of Commerce,Quoted in the East Orlando Post Concerning All Aboard Florida

A recent article in the East Orlando Post, discussed the video commercial released by All Aboard Florida showing the positive economic impacts of the construction and operations of the passenger rail. The video backed up in an

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Tony Villamil in "Ahora" Radio Program with Oscar Haza

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal was interviewed in the popular Spanish radio program "Ahora con Oscar Haza"  on Mambi 710AM. The radio program was focused on the economic impacts of the United States and the European Union sactions against Russia.

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Tony Villamil Quoted by The Miami Herald on the Progress of Miami-Dade County Jobs Creation in Targeted Industries

The Miami Herald quoted Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal, on the job creation numbers in an article released on July 23rd. "Between inception and 2014, local jobs in the targeted industries grew by 17,000," said economist Tony Villamil. He also added that during the same period, the total number of news jobs in the County increased by more than 48,000. The initiative’s stated five-year goal is 27,000 new jobs in the...

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Miami Approves Bayside, Sky Rise Miami Leases

WEG is pleased to have prepared the Economic Impact Study for SkyRise. The entertainment facility will be a top generator of jobs and household income for Miami-Dade County and for Florida. Read more here

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WEG Founder and Principal Inerviewed by Sun-Sentinel on May Employment Report

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Marcia Heroux Pounds for a June 20th article in Sun-Sentinel on Florida’s May Employment report.  Florida’s unemployment rate rise in May to 6.3 percent, slightly up from April rate of 6.2 percent, and down 1.2 percentage points a year ago. However its rate has been equal or below the national rate for 13 consecutive months and its economic recovery remains o...

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

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor was interviewed on the “Power Hour” on 880AMThe Biz on June.  The radio program is hosted by Pete De La Torre and was focused on Florida economy at mid-year based on Florida taxable sales trends and the state of tourism in South Florida.

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WEG's First-Quarter Analysis of Taxable Sales Highlighted in the Miami Herald and Florida Trend Magazine

On Tuesday, June 17 The Washington Economics Group, Inc. released its Quarterly Report entitled, An Analysis of Taxable Sales Trends Show an Accelerating Economic Recovery. The Miami Herald article highlights the positive growth in the Florida economy by referencing the 5.8 percent growth in consumer spending, 6.4 percent increase in tourism and recreation spending, 7.4 percent growth ...

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Miami Today Highlights WEG Economic Impacts of the Miami Heat - Win or Lose!

As the NBA season draws to an end, Miami Today reflects on the positive economic impacts felt by the Miami-Dade County community. The article quotes the Economic Impact Study produced by Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG) in 2012. Drawing over 40,000 fans to the Miami area for each game and supporting over 21,000 jobs, the Miami Heat and the American Airlines Arena generates almost $1.4 billion in total economic impact and $27 million i...

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WEG Founder and Principal Remarks Highlighted in Market Insight of CityScape Magazine

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviwed by Alma Kadragic to discuss the ongoing investment potential of Panama City, Panama, for a piece commissiones by Cityscape Magazinee of Dubai. According to the article Tony says that Panama would like to be "the Hong Kong of the Americas." Indeed, both Hong Kong and Panama are small enclaves nestling near huge economic powers....

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