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Andrew 30 Years Later: A More Resilient South Florida

Andrew 30 Years Later: A More Resilient South Florida

The 30th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s assault on South Florida is days away, and for the uninitiated and those who may have forgotten, here is what the Category 5 storm did to southern Miami-Dade County and elsewhere. Interviews this week with businessmen, economists, forecasters and other experts show substantial improvements over the last three decades. Many agree that another storm of Andrew’s magnitude is likely to be mitigated by preventive measures taken over the years, though South Florida’s growing status as a preferred place for out-of-staters to relocate has raised uncertainties about the extent of damages another massive storm could cause.

Marielena A. Villamil, una empresaria de impacto en Miami

Marielena Villamil, cofundadora y presidente del Washington Economics Group, Inc. fue entrevistada por Ivonne Gómez, Reportera del Nuevo Herald sobre su gran y extensa trayectoria empresarial. Marielena fue nombrada recientemente miembro de la Asamblea Nacional de Asesores del BBVA Compass, institución financiera con rango mundial, luego de desempeñarse por un año en la junta de la sucursal del mismo banco en el sur de la Florida.

Student Body President of University of Florida, and WEG officer,TJ Villamil, Addresses Executives and Students in Support of Governor Scott’s new Higher Education Initiatives

TJ Villamil

On February 11, Governor Scott visited the University of Florida (UF) to outline his budget, which recommends a $1.1 billing investment for state colleges and $3.8 billion for Florida’s universities. In his appearance at UF, Governor Scott said that “targeted investments in higher education will help ensure Florida has a university that ranks on the top 10 in the United States.”

WEG CEO Marielena Villamil Voices Opinion at Chamber’s Goals Conference

WEG CEO Marielena Villamil participated in the 2012 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Goals Conference, held on May 31st and June 1st. At its annual goal building sessions, Chamber members discussed issues such as working to implement the new One Community One Goal initiative, as well as the debate over bringing mega casinos to Miami-Dade and the funding of education at all levels.

WEG Principal Economic Advisor Appointed to the Florida District Export Council

Tony Villamil, Principal Economic Advisor of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. consulting economic firm based in Coral Gables, Florida and Dean of the School of Business at St. Thomas University, has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, as Member of the Florida District Export Council.

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