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.
Tony Villamil to present at the Business Summit Event of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Senior Advisor, will be presenting at the second annual Small Business Summit next month (Friday, May 6) with his take on the pulse of the economy. The 2022 summit, held at the Gables Art Cinema, is expected to sell out its 150 seats.
Tony Villamil, Founder and Senior Advisor of The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG), has been reapointed by The Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Board of Directors for Fiscal Year October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021, under the ex-officio, non-voting category.
On October 23, Tony Villamil Founder and Senior Advisor of The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG), was interviewed by Neal Asbury on fiscal and economic policies of the two presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Joe Biden (D).
WEG Founder and Principal Reappointed Chair of Economic Roundtable at the Beacon Council Annual Meeting
Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principa, was reappointed as Chair of the Economic Roundtable at the Beacon Council Annual Meeting on October 15. The Beacon Council is the official economic development entity of Miami-Dade County.
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.
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.