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Self-Employment in Northwest Florida

Self-Employment in Northwest Florida After declining for many years, self-employment in Northwest Florida is back on the rise. The self-employed consist of those who work as independent contractors and owners of both incorporated and unincorporated businesses. Some of these businesses will have no employees and are formed for legal and tax reasons. Examples of the […]

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A Brief Look at Northwest Florida Tourism

Northwest Florida Tourism Santa Rosa County tourism shows a different pattern. It was growing more rapidly than Escambia before the hurricanes but took longer to recover after. Rental unit revenues grew 133% between 2003 and 2018, while the number of available rental units has recovered to near pre-hurricane levels. There were 1,463 available units in […]

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The Haas Center turns 25

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The Haas Center is celebrating 25 years of research! Please explore this gallery and look through our highlights of each year of the center’s operation. We’ll be adding more so keep an eye on this page! Thanks for being a part of our story – we look forward to the next 25.

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Pensacola Industry Cluster Comparison

Pensacola Industry Cluster Comparison One method of looking at a local economy is to examine the local industries. And one method of looking at local industries is to examine them as industry clusters. An industry cluster is a group of businesses and economic actors in the same area and that gain a productive advantage from […]

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Tourism: Newsletter

How does tourism impact economy?

Measuring the community economic impact of visitors has always been a challenge. When impact models are developed, they rely on standard industry definitions that represent a single type of business. But the tourism industry is not just one type of business. It is made up many different types of businesses – everywhere a visitor may […]

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Congressional Districts As A Geography

Florida Congressional District Map

Congressional Districts As A Geography Population In the Armed Forces: Workers with Travel Time less than 15 minutes: Median Household Income: Manufacturing Employment: Population Growth: Annual Total Consumer Expenditures: Population 25 and over with a Bachelor’s Degree Median Rent (Highest Cost is #1): And in the Sunshine state who has, on average, the most days […]

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Who Pays Federal Income Taxes in Pensacola?

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Who Pays Federal Income Taxes in Pensacola? Roughly three quarters of returns deal with less than $75,000 in Adjusted Gross Income, but three quarters of all taxes are paid by those with $75,000 Adjusted Gross Income or higher.

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Haas Center Recruiting Focus Group Participants

The Haas Center is conducting original research on the use of the sharing economy in Florida. This idea of the “new” economy actually goes by many terms – here, the NaCo Future Lab defines it as the gig economy: The gig economy is made up of three main components: the independent workers paid by the […]

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Shutdown Impacts Florida Economy

Federal Civilian Jobs by County in Florida

Impact of the Government Shutdown in Florida Overall, the federal government shutdown means that Florida has lost 7,118 jobs – mostly in professional, scientific, and technical services. In addition, it’s lost more than $2.6 billion in output and $1.66 billion in value added to the economy. Below, a map (from Emsi) of where these federal […]

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