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Retail Round-Up: How do holiday sales compare?

Holiday Retail Sales Retail sales are one measure of an area’s economic health. Christmas time is usually the focal point of the retail sales season because gift giving significantly increases the population’s normal demand for retail products. But other events can also affect the amount and types of purchases that happen. For example, retail sales […]

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Hurricane Michael Impact: Hospital Layoffs

Hurricane Michael Impact Grows with Hospital Layoffs With the announcement that Bay Medical Sacred Heart will be forced to make major layoffs in the wake of Hurricane Michael, the economic impact of that disaster continues to grow. According to the Panama City News Herald, “the layoffs come as the hospital looks to re-open at about […]

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Gulf Coast Counties’ Talent Attraction Improving

Gulf Coast Counties’ Talent Attraction Improving According to Emsi’s third annual Talent Attraction Scorecard, Gulf Coast regional counties have improved their overall abilities to attract and develop skilled workers over the past few years. Baldwin County in Alabama leads the large counties in talent attraction, followed by Santa Rosa and Bay counties in Florida. Okaloosa […]

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Navy Federal Creates Impact with its Nine Mile Road Campus

Navy Federal Creates Impact with its Nine Mile Road Campus

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Gender Pay Gap Closing Slowly in Some Industries in Pensacola

While a significant pay gap still exists between men and women in Pensacola, it has been shrinking in most area industries.  In comparing employment data from the US Census Bureau Quarterly Workforce Indicators program for 2002 and 2016, we found that average pay for women in several industries was now significantly closer to men’s pay. […]

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