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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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Women of Pensacola: A Demographic Overview

Pensacola MSA outlined

Since 1987, Congress has designated March as Women’s History Month. Join the Haas Center as we celebrate with a data dive into the current life of women in the Pensacola MSA. We’ll examine key demographic indicators, occupation and earnings profiles, and educational attainment levels. While the event is free, registration is required. Key Details: Registration […]

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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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Cost of Living Index: Q3 2018

COLI Q3 2018 The Haas Center collected data for the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA for the Q3 2018 Cost of Living Index (COLI). Pensacola’s overall index score was 97.7, meaning that it is less expensive than the average metropolitan area (considered the benchmark of 100) and less expensive than five other Florida metros. Below, the overall […]

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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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