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The Sunshine Economy, takes a fresh look at the key industries transforming South Florida into a regional powerhouse. From investments in health care, storm preparedness, international trade, real estate and technology based start-ups, tune in to learn more about one of the worlds most vibrant and diverse economies.

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The Sunshine Economy, takes a fresh look at the key industries transforming South Florida into a regional powerhouse. From investments in health care, storm preparedness, international trade, real estate and technology based start-ups, tune in to learn more about one of the worlds most vibrant and diverse economies.

    The Sunshine Economy: Civility and Commerce

    The Sunshine Economy: Civility and Commerce

    The political rhetoric this election is red hot and often downright rude. But is there a business cost from incivility? Research shows rudeness is contagious. What is the effect on commerce?

    • 48 min
    The Sunshine Economy: Race, Real Estate And A Recovery

    The Sunshine Economy: Race, Real Estate And A Recovery

    Don Peebles' real estate career in South Florida began because of racial tension and economic inclusion 25 years ago – a theme that has emerged again in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. Peebles wants to diversify his industry as he's optimistic about the post-pandemic recovery.

    • 48 min
    Regional Federal Reserve Boss: 'Still A Lot of Precariousness' in the Economy

    Regional Federal Reserve Boss: 'Still A Lot of Precariousness' in the Economy

    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic on the need for more economic stimulus from the federal government, the uneven rebound, and a more vocal central bank on race and the economy.

    • 48 min
    The Sunshine Economy: Young Workers and COVID-19

    The Sunshine Economy: Young Workers and COVID-19

    The American job market went from one of the strongest into a deep recession in a matter of a couple of weeks this spring. Tens of millions of the country’s youngest workers were just getting started.

    • 24 min
    The Sunshine Economy: How Hotels Hope to Rebound from COVID-19

    The Sunshine Economy: How Hotels Hope to Rebound from COVID-19

    Winter can’t come fast enough for South Florida’s hotels. The industry is struggling with fewer people traveling. Demand remains low in most places with tourism and business travel still way down.

    • 49 min
    The Sunshine Economy: How Can The Restaurant Business Bounce Back from COVID-19?

    The Sunshine Economy: How Can The Restaurant Business Bounce Back from COVID-19?

    Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost, restaurants have closed permanently while others struggle to get by on a fraction of their business as they slowly and partially reopen. How can the industry bounce back?

    • 49 min

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