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Recent Community Presentations and Media Appearances

Community Presentations

Presentation/Proposal to Create a Downtown Special Services District in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, September 2020. Chris Jones

Research Study:  Drew Park Community Redevelopment Area, Economic and Market Analysis.  City of Tampa Economic Urban Development Department, June 2020. Chris Jones

Presentation:  Impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. Economy and Real Estate Sector.  Urban Land Institute, Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council – Florida UDMUC Meeting, June 2020. Chris Jones

Research Study:  Downtown Tampa Special Services District, Assessment Methodology Analysis and Update.  Tampa Downtown Partnership, May 2020. Chris Jones

Presentation:  2020 U.S. and Florida Economic Forecast.  Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 2020. Chris Jones

Presentation: The Economy Now: What’s going on? Sarasota Unitarian Universalist Church Forum, January 2020. Michael Snipes 

 

Media Appearances

Media Interview: Grocers Look for an Edge as Competition gets even Tighter. Business Observer, July 2021. Chris Jones

Meida Interview: Restaurants, Retail Face Worker Shortage as Employees Leave for Better-Paying Remote Work. WFTS (Tampa Bay), June 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview:  Why Florda is Ending the Extra $300 Federal Unemployment Benefits Early.  WFTS (Tampa Bay), June 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview:  Tampa International Airport Impacted by American Airlines Cancelling Flights Amid Labor Shortage and Surge in Travel. WFLA (Tampa Bay), June 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Florida Unemployment: Did DEO Call Center Cut Make Long Delays even Longer? WFLA (Tampa Bay), June 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Experts Predict "Obscene" Homebuying Market to Fizzle as Many Become Priced Out. WTVT (Tampa Bay), June 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Home Sales Boom Helps Drive Growth in Bradenton Places for You to Self-store Your Stuff. Bradenton Herald, June 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: State Petroleum Leaders Confirm that there's Plenty of Fuel, No Need to Panic. WWSB (Sarasota), May 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: State Monitoring Gas Price Gauging. WFTS (Tampa Bay), May 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Longer waits/higher prices for everyday items frustrating consumers and retailers. WFTS (Tampa Bay), May 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: New Jobs Reports. WFTX (Ft. Myers), May 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Cost of Living not Factored into Unemployment Benefits since 1988 in Florida. WFTS (Tampa Bay), April 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Job Offer Incentives. WFLA (Tampa Bay), April 2021.  Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Staffing Shortages Amid the PandemicWWSB (Sarasota), April 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Analysts and Experts Forecast Future of Home Prices. WFTS (Tampa Bay), April 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Women have Lowest Workforce Participation Rate since 1987. WTVT (Tampa Bay), March 2021. Rebecca Harris

Media Interview: Got My Stimulus Check. But what if I don’t really need $600? Tampa Bay Times, January 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: How Florida’s Minimum Wage Increase could impact Low-Wage Workers and Businesses. WFTS (Tampa Bay), January 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: 21 predictions for 2021 from Tampa Bay’s business and community leaders. Tampa Bay Times, January 2021. Xin Jin

Media Interview: Low Income Workers Celebrate Florida’s Minimum Wage Hike.  WFTS (Tampa Bay), November 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Coronavirus Pandemic Clouds Future for Tampa Bay’s Downtowns. Tampa Bay Times, October 2020. Chris Jones, Brad Kamp

Media Interview: Amendment 5 and Florida. WWSB (Sarasota), October 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Amendment 2 and the Suncoast. WWSB (Sarasota), October 2020.  Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Amendment 2 and Florida. WFLA (Tampa Bay), October 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: As airlines hit Turbulence, Tampa Airport pins hopes on Coronavirus Testing.  Tampa Bay Times, October 2020. Brad Kamp

Media Interview: As Major Airline, Theme Park Layoffs Loom, New Unemployment Claims Fall. Tampa Bay Times, October 2020. Brad Kamp

Media Interview: New Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Level of Coronavirus Pandemic. Tampa Bay Times, September 2020. Chris Jones

Media interview: The Economic Impacts of President Trump’s Proposed Payroll Tax Holiday.  WTVT (Tampa Bay), September 2020.  Michael Loewy

Media Interview: New Jobless Claims Stuck at 1 Million; More Hotel, Airport Losses hit Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Times, August 2020. Xin Jin

Media Interview: Hillsborough County Tax Revenues Expected to Fall Short Next Year.  Spectrum Bay News 9, August 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Back to School Preparedness. WWSB (Sarasota), August 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: CARES Package 3.0: What Effect Will It Have? WWSB (Sarasota), July 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Economic Impacts of Second COVID-19 Shutdown on Southwest Florida Economy. WINK (Ft. Myers), July 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Budget Cuts and COVID-19. WUSF Florida Matters Program, July 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Price of Gold Increases past Previous Record, Nearing $2,000 per Ounce. WTVT (Tampa Bay), July 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Causes and Consequences of the Recent Rapid Increase in the Prices of Gold and Silver. WTVT (Tampa Bay), July 2020. Michael Loewy

Media Interview: State Jobless Ranks Swell. Tampa Bay Times, July 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: In a Week, Florida’s New Unemployment Claims Nearly Double. Tampa Bay Times, July 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: The Suncoast Could See A Faster Recovery than Other Parts of Florida. WWSB (Sarasota), June 2020.  Michael Snipes

Media Interview: As Stimulus Checks Hit Bank Accounts, Everyone Wants a Piece of the Action. Tampa Bay Times, May 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Economist says it will be a Slow Recovery for Businesses. WTSP (Tampa Bay), May 2020. Brad Kamp

Media Interview: Is surging unemployment just the first domino to threaten Florida’s economy? Tampa Bay Times, May 2020. Brad Kamp

Media Interview: Gig Workers have changed Florida’s Workforce. The Coronavirus Response is starting to reflect that. Tampa Bay Times, April 2020. Brad Kamp

Media Interview: Got Tickets?  What to do Now with Events Canceled, Postponed. Spectrum Bay News 9, April 2020. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Third wave brings another 6.6 million coronavirus jobless claims in the U.S. Tampa Bay Times, April 2020. Xin Jin

Media Interview: Will the Stimulus Checks Be Enough? WWSB (Sarasota), April 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Opening of the Economy: How will It Work? WFLA (Tampa Bay), April 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Scary Unemployment Forecast for Bradenton-Sarasota could be right on Target Experts say.  Bradenton Herald, April 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Government Stimulus Checks. WWSB (Sarasota), April 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Sarasota’s Demographics Are Changing. Here’s Why That Matters.  Sarasota Magazine, April 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Possible Effects of the Coronavirus on the Economy. WWSB (Sarasota), March 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview:  Economic Impacts of “Public Charge” Laws. WWSB (Sarasota), February 2020. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Tampa Bay gas prices increase as conflict with Iran escalates. WFLA (Tampa Bay), January 2020. Michael Snipes

Media interview: Ask the Experts – Car Insurance in Florida. wallethub.com, January 2020. Michael Snipes