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Media Appearances

Media Interivew: Florida ranks as Second Most-Expensive State to buy a Dozen of Eggs, WTVT (Tampa Bay), January 2023, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Shopping Habits change due to Inflation, WOFL (Orlando), January 2023, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Storm Subsiding: Inflation has Moderated Some but Consumers still face High Prices, Skagit Valley Herald, January 2023, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Why are Sarasota-Manatee Home Prices still near Record Levels despite "Real Estate Recession?" Sarasota Herald-Tribune, January 2023, Chris Jones

Media Interview: Sarasota-Manatee Region Economy looks Strongs say USF Professor, Business Observer, January 2023, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Holiday Spending is expected to be Strong, WFTS (Tampa Bay), December 2022, Michael Snipes

Meda Interview: Affordable Rent Difficult to find in Tampa Bay, WTVT (Tampa Bay), November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: 100 Million expected to shop Onlne for Cyber Monday, Spectrum Bay News 9, November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Sarasota Business prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Holiday Spending Expectations, WFTS (Tampa Bay), November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Musical Monopoly: Why Taylor Swift Fans are calling for the Breakup of Ticketmaster, WFTV (Orlando), November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: "Hot properties." Six New Self-Storage Facilities to be built in the Bradenton Area, Bradenton Herald, November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: More than 100,000 Forced to miss Work due to Child Care Issues in October, WTVT (Tampa Bay), November 2022 Michael Snipes

Media Interview: New Data suggest that Inflation easingWTVT (Tampa Bay), November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Holiday Spending amid Inflation, WFLA (Tampa Bay), November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: A USF Study finds Inflation is at the top of Voters' Concerns going into the 2022 Election, WUSF (Tampa Bay), November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: How the MIdterm Elections could affect Inflation, Taxes and the Economy, Money, November 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: What impact will Hurricane Ian's Damage have on Sarasota-Manatee Real Estate? Sarasota Herald-Tribune, October 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview: Over a Barrel: Inflation hits Bars, Restaurants, Southern Maryland News, October 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Examining the Current Housing Market, Spectrum Bay News 9, September 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Suncoast Colleges and Universities respond to President Biden's Student Debt Relief Plan, WWSB (Sarasota), August 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Student Loan Forgiveness Plan, Spectrum Bay News 9, August 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Cheapest Car Insurance Companies, Wallet Hub, August 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: USF Professor Says that We are in Stagflation, Spectrum Bay News 9, August 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Teachers Turn to Online Fundraising for School Items paid Out-of-Pocket, WTVT (Tampa Bay), August 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Feeling the Squeze, Inside USF: The Podcast, July 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: With Inflation at a 41-Year High, a USF Economics Professor Explains what to Expect, WUSF (Tampa Bay), July 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Inflation over 9%, A 40 Year HIgh, WFLA (Tampa Bay), July 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Local Expert Weighs in on Inflation, St. Pete Catalyst, July 2022, Richard Smith.

Media Interview: Worries of a Potential Recession Rise with no Signs of Inflation Slowing Down, WTVT (Tampa Bay), June 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview: Wall Street Enters Bear Market, WTVT (Tampa Bay), June 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Inflation's Impact on Home Sales, WFLA (Tampa Bay), June 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview: Wall Street Tumbles into Bear Market Territory as Inflation, Costs Soar, WTVT (Tampa Bay), June 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Formula Shortages, Industry Syndicates add to Consumer Stress, Ledger-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI), May 2022, Michael Snipes 

Media Interview: Retirees Heading Back to Work, WFLA (Tampa Bay), May 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Battling Vacation Inflation, WFLA (Tampa Bay), May 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview:  Price of Paradise: Historic Inflation Hamstrings Hungry Families, Food Pantries, WFTS (Tampa Bay), May 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Best Car Insurance in Florida, Wallet Hub, April 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: What's the Hold up? A look into Airline Travel Delays, Spectrum Bay News 9, April 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Tampa Bay sees Higher Inflation than National Increase, Spectrum Bay News 9, April 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Inflation in Tampa Bay area hits 10.2%, Outpacing National Rate, WFTS (Tampa Bay), April 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: What Impact will Russian-Ukrainian War have on Florida Real Estate? Sarasota Herald Tribune, March 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview: Why are Florida Gas Prices so High? WFTS (Tampa Bay), March 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: The Rising Price of Gas. Spectrum Bay News 9, March 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Inflation Higher than National Average across Tampa Bay, Crushing Businesses and Customers. WTVT (Tampa Bay), March 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Gas Prices Climbing as Russia's Ukraine Invasion Continues. WFTS (Tampa Bay), March 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Florida Gas Prices may go up as Russian Conflict wth Ukraine Plays Out. WTVT (Tampa Bay), February 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: The "Great Resignation" is helping to Propel Higher Prices. The Enquirer-Gazette, February 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Rise in Inflation Impacting Wage Increases. Spectrum Bay News 9, February 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview: High Prices, Empty Shelves make for Miserable Shopping across the US. Idaho State Journal, February 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Experts Speculate when Prices may drop in Tampa as Sky-High Inflation Continues. WFTS (Tampa Bay), February 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Hardest hit Hospitality Sector sees Strongest Job Growth in January. WFTS (Tampa Bay), February 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview: The Rising Cost of LIving: People along the Suncoast are Concerned. WWSB (Sarasota), February 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: High Prices and Empty Shelves make for Miserable Shopping Trips across the U.S. Watertown Daily Times, January 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Relief from Tampa Bay's High Rent Prices on the Way, USF Economist Believes. WFLA (Tampa Bay), January 2022, Chris Jones

Media Interview: More Americans Seek Higher-Paying Jobs, Retire Early during Pandemic. WFTS (Tampa Bay), January 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Omicron's Workforce Strain. Spectrum Bay News 9, January 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Bradenton-Sarasota Ranks as a Top 10 US Growth Area in the Past Year, U-Haul says. Bradenton Herald, January 2022, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Christmas Shipping Rush. WFTS (Tampa Bay), December 2021, Chris Jones

Media Interview: Report: Shoppers slowed Retail Spending in November. WFTS (Tampa Bay), December 2021, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Why Tampa Bay Inflation is Worst in the Nation. WFLA 970, December 2021, Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Tampa Bay Inflation Jumps 8%, a Leader in the Nation. Tampa Bay Times, December 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Price of Paradise: Tampa Bay Inflation Rates tops Nation's Largest Metro Areas. WFTS (Tampa Bay), December 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Tampa Bay's GDP fell by $2.4 Billion in 2020: Report. Tampa Bay Times, December 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Price of Paradise: Inflation Weighing on Lower-Income Workers. WFTS (Tampa Bay), December 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Why is there a Shortage of Everything?. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, October 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: The Impact of US Debt Default. WFTS (Tampa Bay), October 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Dollar Tree's Price Increase will hurt those who have Struggled most during Pandemic, Experts say. WFTS (Tampa Bay), October 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Florida's Minimum Wage Increases to $10 on Thursday. WFTS (Tampa Bay), September 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: The Cost of Having Kids. WFLA (Tampa Bay), September 2021. Chris Jones

Media Interview: Rents in Bradenton Area Rank among the Nation’s Least-Affordable, According to Study. Bradenton Herald, September 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Expiring Federal Unemployment Benefits might impact those on the SuncoastWWSB (Sarasota), September 2021. Michael Snipes

Media Interview: Who's Hiring: Finance, Pharmaceutical Companies offer Varied Job Opportunities. 83 Degrees, August 2021. Michael Snipes

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

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