WEG Founder and Principal Interviewed by the Palm Beach Post on the November Florida Employment Report

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Emily Roach for a December 20th article in the Palm Beach Post on Florida’s November Employment report. Florida’s unemployment rate stayed below the national average falling to 6.4% as reported by the Department of Economic Opportunity.  On this, Tony said “we’re starting now to really grow at the level we should be rowing and gaining b...

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WEG Founder and Principal Quoted in the Palm Beach Post on the National Labor Market

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Jeff Ostrwoski for a December 6th article in the Palm Beach Post on the national unemployment rate.  The national unemployment rate fell to a five-year low in November and the U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs for the second month in a row. On this newly-released report, Tony Villamil said that “we’re moving from intensive care to the recovery ward &mdash...

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WEG Study for New Miami Beach Bowl Game Highlighted in Press Conference

A press conference was held on October 25th announcing the formation of the “Miami Beach Bowl Game,” which will be played at Marlins Park in December 2014.  The Bowl Game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference, AAC (formerly the Big East), Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference or the Sun Belt Conference. The AAC commissioned an independent study by The Washington Economics Group

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WEG Co-Founder and CEO, Marielena A. Villamil, Joins BBVA Compass' South Florida Advisory Board

Marielena Villamil, WEG co-founder and CEO, was recently appointed to the South Florida Advisory Board of BBVA Compass.  Mrs. Villamil brings her business, higher education and civic experience to the Advisory Board as she also serves on the boards of Miami-Dade College, the Coral Gables Community Foundation, the Cuban American National Council, the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys, of which she is a former Chairman and...

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WEG Founder and Principal Quoted in the Sun-Sentinel on Challenges Facing Florida

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal and Dean of School of Business at St. Thomas University, was interviewed by Marcia Heroux Pounds for an October 16th article in the Sun-Sentinel on Florida’s growth challenges. According to a recent study by the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida’s economy grew by more than $30 billion from 2011 and 2012, however “challenges remain including attracting more high-wage job...

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WEG Founder and Principal Participates in Inaugural Radio Business Hour

On Monday, September 30th, Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal and Dean of the Business School at St. Thomas University, discussed the South Florida economy on the inaugural installment of the Pete de la Torre Business Hour on WZAB 880AM ‘The Biz.’

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Tony Villamil Comments on Business Growth for Major South Florida Newspaper

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Princial and Dean of School of Business at St. Thomas University, was interviewed by Donna Gehrke-White for a September 29th article in the Sun-Sentinel on business growth in South Florida. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and PNC Financial Services, businesses in the area have grown at a 3.6 percent annual rate.  Villamil attributes this growth to an “increase in local entr...

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Tallassee Democrat notes WEG Survey and Analysis in Official Opinion

On September 22nd, The Tallahassee Democrat released an official opinion piece on a 2012 survey and analysis of trends and preferences of retirees searching for the ideal place to retire, which found that Tallahassee ranked #1 in the country. The preferences listed in the survey included the best combination of climate, cost of living, health care and other top priorities.  The sur...

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WEG Principal and STU Dean School of Business Quoted in Miami Herald on Economic Growth in South Florida

New numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on September 17th show that real estate is the top contributor to economic growth in South Florida in 2012. Doug Hanks of the Miami Herald interviewed Tony Villamil, WEG’s Founder and Principal and Dean of the Business School at St. Thomas University on these findings. Rising property values and a rebound in construction activity have propelled real estate’s...

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WEG Founder Comments on Florida Latest Employment Report in Sun-Sentinel

In the June employment report released by the State of Florida on July 19th, unemployment slightly rose to 6.1% from 5.8% last month. Marcia Pounds from the Sun Sentinel interviewed WEG Founder and Principal Advisor, Tony Villamil on the employment trends for Florida and Broward County at this mid-point of 2013.  According to Villamil, “we are seeing progress compared to a year ago,” adding that “Broward Co...

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