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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Miami Today Highlights Tony Villamil's Upcoming Retirement as Dean from St. Thomas University School of Business

This Fall will be Tony Villamil’s last as Dean of the Business School at St. Thomas University. In the July 17th issue of Miami Today, reporter Samantha Joseph interviewed the Dean and WEG Founder on his upcoming departure and time at the University as well as his University colleagues. Dean Villamil spent the past 5 years bringing national and international attention to the School of Business – a claim made by the Un...

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Villamil Forecasts Economic Trends at DBC Breakfast

On June 18, Tony Villamil, WEG founder and Princioal Advisor and Dean of the Business School at St. Thomas University delivered the keynote addressat the Doral Business Council's June Signature Breakfast. Read more

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North Carolina Triangle Business Journal Quotes WEG Study on Sales Tax Holiday

A representative of The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association touted the findings of two WEG studies analyzing the economic impacts and sales tax benefits of Sales Tax Holidays in Florida. A bill making its way through the North Carolina Legislature threatens the future of a Back-to-School sales tax holiday in the state. The Washington Economics Group (WEG) study was referenced in the Guest Column in the June 28th issue of ...

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WEG Founder Comments on Florida May's Employment Report

In the May employment report released by the State of Florida on June 21st, unemployment continues to decline, but for discouraging reasons. Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of School of Business at St. Thomas University, was interviewed by Doug Hanks of the Miami Herald on the continuing trends at this mid-point of 2013.  While wholesale trade continues to be a strong source of growth for Miami-Dade...

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Tony Villamil Keynote Speaker at Doral Business Council Signature Breakfast

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Villamil Comments in "Best Miami" Issue of Miami Today

WEG Founder and Principal Advisor, Tony Villamil, praised Manny Medina, Founder and Managing Partner of Medina Capital and the visionary  behind the upcoming Technology Conference of America for Mr. Medina’s profile in Miami Today’s 2013 ‘Best of Miami’ issue on May 30th. On Medina’s achievements, Villamil said, “he is a serial entrepreneur who developed the NAP of the Americas under the T...

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WEG Founder and Principal Advisor Interviewed by Miami Today's on Global Economic Trends

Tony Villamil, Founder and Principal Advisor of The Washington Economics Group and Dean of the School of Business at St. Thomas University, was interviewed by Marilyn Bowden on Global Economic Trends for the Miami Today's new section "The New Economy." In his interview, he said he sees moderate growth in the year ahead, with demand for South Florida products and services from some major  emerging markets. In Latin America...

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WEG Founder and Principal Advisor Participates in Quarterly Business Advisory Board

As a member of the Daily Business Review’s Business (DBR) Advisory Board, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor and Dean of School of Business at St. Thomas University, Tony Villamil, participated in the March 25th meeting of the Advisory Board. DBR convened their group of 10 top professionals to discuss federal budget cuts, an improving, but tough lending climate and Latin America’s growing influence in South Florida.  On the ...

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