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12/28/2016 - 9:07am in Fishkind Commentaries
President-elect Donald Trump has made privatization of public works a centerpiece of his strategy to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. So far, proposals from his new infrastructure task force include billions of dollars in tax credits for private investors willing to tackle big public infrastructure projects…like roads, bridges, and water and sewer systems.
12/13/2016 - 3:22pm in Fishkind Commentaries
There’s been a lot of news recently about economic incentive payments for businesses. After attention was focused on a Carrier furnace plant’s plans to move 2,000 jobs to Mexico from Indiana, the state offered Carrier $7 million in incentives to keep 800 of them. And here in Florida, there’s a legislative storm brewing over economic incentive payments – Governor Rick Scott has favored them in the past, but incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called them “corporate welfare.”
12/07/2016 - 11:46am in Fishkind Commentaries
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says he has noticed a pattern since the election: economic growth is accelerating and interest rates are rising.
12/01/2016 - 3:04pm in Fishkind Commentaries
Preliminary reports say Black Friday sales were stronger than expected, mostly due to a surge in on line shopping. Add up the totals between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and retailers say you’ll get higher sales than last year.
11/22/2016 - 1:22pm in Fishkind Commentaries
Newly-released October data for Florida’s labor market shows 5,700 new jobs, a much smaller gain than each of the previous six months. Also, the unemployment rate ticked up a little – by .1 percent.
11/15/2016 - 3:49pm in Fishkind Commentaries
90.7’s Economic commentator Hank Fishkind says Florida’s economy could benefit from a Trump administration…depending how quickly he pushes through his immigration and trade policies.
11/01/2016 - 3:30pm in Fishkind Commentaries
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says if he mentions the phrase “gross domestic product” to people who aren’t in his line of work, he can sometimes see their eyes glaze over. But GDP matters, he says, and you may be surprised just how much – especially in the Sunshine State, and even more acutely here in central Florida.