Agriculture

Florida Citrus Industry Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

A survey of growers conducted after Irma put total fruit loss at more than 50 percent.

10/13/2017 By Staff

New hires

Attorney Joins Sarasota Firm's Corporate Practice Group

The law firm Shutts & Bowen LLP recently hired Kyle Horth in its Sarasota office.

10/12/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Trade Group Expects Bump in Holiday Spending

The National Retail Federation expects an increase in holiday retail sales of between 3.6 and 4 percent from last year's numbers.

10/11/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Port Container Volume Up 52 Percent

The port moved 39,726 20-foot-equivalent container units during its most recent fiscal year.

10/11/2017 By Staff

The Seen

Photos From the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting

The chamber held its 97th annual membership meeting at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

10/11/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

Data

Economy Loses 33,000 Jobs

The American economy lost 33,000 jobs during the month of September, largely due to employment declines caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

10/06/2017 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Down in Florida

Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped slightly between August and September, according to new survey results.

10/04/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Insurance Company Picks New Board Member

Sarasota's FCCI Insurance Group recently named James Michael Welch to the company's board of directors.

10/03/2017 By Staff

Irma

Researchers Estimate Hurricane Irma Wind Damage at $19.4 Billion

Insurance companies are expected to pay $6.3 billion of that total.

09/22/2017 By Staff

Data

State Unemployment Rate Drops

More than 22,000 private-sector jobs were created in Florida in August, while the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent.

09/18/2017 By Staff

Data

Incomes Up, Poverty Down in 2016

America's median household income grew by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016 and the percentage of those in poverty declined by .8 percent.

09/13/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Economic Impact of Powerboat Grand Prix at $36.2 Million

That's down from last year's impact, which was measured at $37.2 million.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Data

American Unemployment Ticks Up Slightly

The American economy added 156,000 new jobs in August, while the unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent to 4.4 percent.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Finance

Miami Bank Opening Sarasota Office

City National Bank is expanding into Sarasota with the opening of a residential lending office here.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Sees Record Tourism Numbers

Florida saw a record number of visitors during any six-month period in the state's history during the first half of 2017.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Honors

Economic Development Corporation Holds Annual Meeting Next Week

The program will include the presentation of several of the corporation's annual awards.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Increases Again

Americans' consumer confidence increased in August after increasing in July, as well.

08/29/2017 By Staff

Finance

Wealth Management Firm Picks New Client Relations Director

The Otto Group at HighTower recently hired Laurel Corriveau.

08/25/2017 By Staff

Classes

Free Workshop Highlights Resources for Small Businesses in Manatee County

A workshop titled "Market. Management. Money. Manatee: Local Resources for Success" runs 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

08/24/2017 By Staff

Data

Local Jobless Rates Remain Low

Sarasota and Manatee counties' unemployment rates are below the state average.

08/18/2017 By Staff