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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.

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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