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U.S. Unemployment Rate Remains Below 4%

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, September 7, 2018
The unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in August, and the number of unemployed
persons, at 6.2 million, changed little. 

Coral Concerns on the Rise

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

On September 13, 2018 local leaders will convene for the Ocean Land Investments BIG Ideas Conference at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The conference is meant to stimulate ideas that will help Broward County take a proactive approach towards dealing with disaster, before it strikes. Sea level rise and storm surge are effects we can see on the ground, but during Tuesday's meeting of the Government Affairs Committee -- a rising concern on the ocean floor became part of the discussion.

Board of Directors Approves of Penny Surtax

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors has agreed with three recommendations from the Government Affairs Committee, including a motion to support a penny surtax on the November ballot.

Scale Tips Towards Renting Over Buying

Posted by: Florida Realtors on Thursday, August 30, 2018

U.S. housing markets, when viewed as a whole, are now in rent territory, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty. 

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Now Accepting Applications for the Small Business and Nonprofit Executive Programs

Posted by: Director of Communications on Monday, August 20, 2018

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, which is part of Florida State University’s College of Business, is accepting applications for its Small Business Executive Program and Nonprofit Executive Program Spring 2019 classes in Broward and Palm Beach County. All applications are due September 30, 2018.

Job Growth Remains Strong in Broward County

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Monday, August 20, 2018

As Broward County's unemployment rate remains below 4 percent, the Fort Lauderdale region continues to be among the top five Florida metro areas for private sector-job growth. 

Council of Economic Advisors Convenes

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, August 17, 2018

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's Council of Economic Advisors' latest meeting covered an arrray of topics and the major phrase that could be taken out of the meeting was "cautious optimism."

Lawmakers and Business Leaders Show Support for Embattled Schools Superintendent

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

State lawmakers were flanked by several South Florida business leaders along with Broward School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood, outside the Broward County School Board's administration building Tuesday morning. They took part in what was dubbed the #StandwithRuncie press conference, as opponents call for Superintendent Robert Runcie to be fired or step down.

Fort Lauderdale is 5th Best City for Retirees

Posted by: WalletHub on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fort Lauderdale was named 2018’s 5th Best City to Retire in a recent study from a leading personal finance outlet, WalletHub.com.

10 Best Tablets of 2018

Posted by: LAN Infotech on Thursday, August 9, 2018

What constitutes a great tablet depends on several factors. Aside from function, things like versatility, user-friendliness, and affordability all play a role in how well a tablet is received by the masses.