WEG Economic Impact Study of All Aboard Florida Highlighted in Florida TaxWatch Economic Commentary

According to "The Rise of Commuter Rails in Florida" article, published in May by the Florida TaxWatch Economic Commentary,  the All Aboard Florida rail system is one of multiple commuter rail projects underway to improve the state’s infrastructure and transportation channels. The Economic Commentary highlights the economic impact study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. and reports the anticipated econom...

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WEG Study on the Positive Economic Impacts of All Aboard Florida Highlighted in Local and National Media

In May 21, 2014, the local and national media highlighted WEG’s analysis on the potential economic impacts generated by the planned All Aboard Florida project.  According to the media and WEG’s study, All Aboard will generate more than $6 billion in positive econo...

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Tony Villamil Quoted in Palm Beach Post on the National Employment Situation for March 2014

According to the latest employment report released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private sector added 192,000 jobs and government broke even as federal jobs declined and local jobs picked up. Construction continued to rebound and retail trade recovered from a down February as winter weather eased its grip on the North. Economists' reactions were muted.  Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal of The Washi...

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Tony Villamil to be a Panelist at the Small Business Summit of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on May 15.

WEG Founder and Principal, Dr. J. Antonio Villamil, of the Washington Economics Group (WEG) will be on the panel at the Small Business Summit Luncheon of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Plenary Lunch Panel will be focused on The 2014-2015 Economic Outlook for Small Businesses.  The event  will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Hilton Miami Airport.  

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WEG Founder and Principal Interviewed by South Florida Sun Sentinel on the State's Economic Recovery

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal was interviewed by Marcia Heroux Ponds on the robust economic recovery of Florida in 2014. He agrees Florida is outpacing the nation in payroll growth. Payroll in the State has jumped about 26 percent in 2014 and increased over 2 percent in 2013, while the nation's growth has remained sluggish at about 1 percent.  "The State also is benefiting from a rise in sales tax revenues, which ar...

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Tony Villamil Quoted in Miami Today on the Banking Expansion in the City of Doral

In the March 20th Issue of Miami Today, Reporter Lidia Dinkova interviewed WEG Founder and Principal, Tony Villamil, on how Doral's central location, proximity to Miami International Airport as well as construction and population growth have made the city a popular choice for banks.  According to Dr. Villamil, "the area's construction also plays a role. Construction of warehouses usually used to store containers coming thr...

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WEG Study on the SkiRise Miami Economic Impacts Highlighted in Miami Today

In the Feb 13 Issue of the Miami Today article, WEG’s analysis on the potential economic impacts generated by the planned SkiRise Miami project on the Area was highlighted.  According to the article and WEG’s study, “an estimated 6,782 jobs are likely to be created during the construction phase, and once completed is expected to create about 16,000 annual employment positions in Miami-Dade County. The study also says ...

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WEG Analysis of Taxable Sales Trends in Florida Highlighted by the Miami Herald

By: DOUGLAS HANKS According WEG  new report entitled “An Analysis of Taxable Sales Trends Show a Steady Recovery in Florida: Acceleration Likely in 2014-1015,” the Great Recession cost Florida 10 years of job growth. Between 2007 and 2009 Florida lost 923,000 jobs and has regained roughly 460,000 of the lost positions. The report noted taxable sales show consumer spending has fully recovered in Florida, and that ...

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Tony Villamil Interviewed by Miami Today on his Economic Outlook for 2014

In the January 16th issue of Miami Today, reporter John Charles Robbins interviewed WEG Founder and Principal Tony Villamil on Miami-Dade’s economic outlook for 2014. According to Dr. Villamil, areas expected to perform well are Leisure and Hospitality, Retail, Wholesale Trade, Professional, Business and Financial services.  On his predictions for jobs in 2014, Villamil said, “Miami-Dade’s job market should...

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WEG Founder and Principal Interviewed by the Daily Business Review on the Economic Outlook for 2014

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Mike Seemuth for a January 6th article in the Daily Business Review on the Economic Outlook for 2014.  Tony said “we're getting better tailwind in the economy.”  He also added, "I think the economy in 2014 looks good for many of our major industries here."  The article also pointed out that higher borrowing costs could redraw the...

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