Repairs

Free Car Technician Training Program Expands

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is partnering with six local automotive dealerships to offer a free short-term technician training program at Suncoast Technical College.

12/14/2017 By Staff

Data

Number of Retail Jobs Up

The American retail industry added 12,900 jobs during the month of November after losses in October.

12/12/2017 By Staff

Politics

Panel Discussion Covers Shifting Policies Toward Cuba

The event includes former U.S. diplomat Vicki Huddleston and Stephen Kay, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

12/11/2017 By Staff

Data

Local, Regional and National Economic Forecast to Be Discussed in January

The 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast features economist Hank Fishkind.

12/11/2017 By Staff

Data

American Homelessness Up

The number of Americans who are homeless has increased for the first time in seven years.

12/07/2017 By Staff

Health care

CVS Buys Health Insurance Company for $69 Billion

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

12/04/2017 By Staff

Networking

Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting Happens Tuesday

The meeting was originally scheduled for September, but was pushed back because of Hurricane Irma.

12/01/2017 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Continues Upward Trend

Americans’ consumer confidence increased between October and November after also increasing between September and October.

11/30/2017 By Staff

Video

Economic Experts Discuss 'What's Ahead'

Watch video of a recent 941CEO and iHeartMedia panel discussion featuring five top economic experts.

11/29/2017 By Staff

Retail

More Than 174 Million Americans Shopped Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The average spending per person between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday was $335.47.

11/29/2017 By Staff

Data

Local Home Sales Increase After Hurricane Slowdown

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota and Manatee counties were up in October after September declines caused by Hurricane Irma's landfall.

11/22/2017 By Staff

Honors

Lakewood Ranch Business Group Presents Members' Choice Awards

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance last week announced the nine winners from the organization's annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards.

11/22/2017 By Staff

Data

Number of Visitors, Economic Impact of Tourists Both Up

More than 1.2 million visitors stayed overnight in a paid lodging in Sarasota County during Visit Sarasota County's most recent fiscal year.

11/21/2017 By Staff

Labor

Manatee School District Strikes Tentative Deal with Teachers' Union

If the agreement is approved, the salary for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree would rise from $38,285 to $39,094.

11/21/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales Up Again After Hurricane Slump

Sales of single-family homes in Florida totaled 20,543 last month, up 2 percent when compared to October 2016.

11/21/2017 By Staff

Data

Three Americans Now Have More Wealth Than Bottom Half of the Country

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett together now have more wealth than 160 million Americans, or 63 million households.

11/21/2017 By Staff

Networking

Business Groups Hold Expo Nov. 28

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce are partnering to present the East Meets West Regional Business Expo.

11/20/2017 By Staff

Data

Students Say Area Has Job Opportunities, But Few Plan to Stay

Sixty-nine percent of high school students say the area has enough job opportunities, but only 16.7 percent say they plan to stay, according to a new survey.

11/20/2017 By Staff

Trade

Ecuadorian Officials Discuss Strengthening Port Manatee Ties

An Ecuadorian trade commissioner and business development manager recently visited Port Manatee.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Hit New High

The Sarasota County tax collector's office collected almost $21.3 million in Tourist Development Tax money during its most recent fiscal year.

11/17/2017 By Staff