Economic Report: UWF to Help Develop Regional Economic Plan

Institution is working with Florida’s Great Northwest to develop a strategic economic development plan for the 13 counties that make up the region.

Redevelopment Needed to Fight Urban Sprawl in Pensacola

Pensacola area scored 76.84 and ranked 181 out of the 221 areas measured, indicating that the area has more urban sprawl than other developed areas.

Economic Report: Brexit Concerns Weighed on Fed’s Decision to Hold Rates

The U.S. Federal Reserve was considering the implications of a possible United Kingdom exit from the European Union even before the referendum went before British voters.

Concentrated Poverty Less Severe in Escambia than Nation

According to recent Census data, a growing number of Escambia County residents earning below the poverty line are converging into a few neighborhoods, creating pockets of high-density poverty.

Economic Report: The UK Exits the EU; World Markets React

In a historic referendum, voters in the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union. Dr. Rick Harper spoke with WUWF 88.1-FM’s Sandra Averhart about the vote.

Is Northwest Florida Heading for Another Housing Bubble?

The current consensus amongst experts seem to be that while housing prices are climbing, they are doing so because new houses are not being built to increase the supply.

Economic Report: How Would a U.K. Exit From the EU Affect Markets?

If a referendum on the issue is approved next week, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. There is concern over what that exit may mean for world markets.

Economic Report: Harper Says Risk of Recession Soon ‘Very Low’

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the chances of the U.S. economy falling into a recession soon.

Health Care, Other Benefits Becoming More Costly to Employers

Ever wonder why your employer says they can’t afford to pay you a higher wage? For some, it could be the rising cost of fringe benefits.

Economic Report: Is the Zika Virus a Threat to Florida Tourism?

In this week’s Economic Report on WUWF 88.1-FM, Dr. Rick Harper discusses what the spread of the Zika virus could mean to Florida tourism.

Economic Report: How Will Changes to Overtime Pay Law Affect the Economy?

Dr. Rick Harper discusses recent changes to federal rules governing overtime pay.

Leadership Workshop Helps Educators Develop Skills

The workshop was designed to help participants evaluate leadership skills. About 55 people from the district attended the sessions, which were from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on three Saturdays during April.