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“A Gadsden County native’s path to success as an American technology entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist” | Figgers Communication CEO Freddie Figgers | August 25, 2022

“The entrepreneurial spirit is what is going to keep the country going.  When you look at history, it’s always been business leaders that made the economic impact to change the course of the country.” Figgers Communication CEO Freddie Figgers shares how a $23 Goodwill purchase led to his multi-million dollar career as an entrepreneur and …

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“Is Florida Heading for a Recession?” | Florida State University Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish | July 19, 2022

“Consumer sentiment is lower than what it was during the worst of the pandemic and you know, that’s really unusual, with almost full employment.  If they have a poor outlook, that’s certainly a concern in the future.” Florida State University Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish shares the probability and how rising interest rates, housing costs, and …

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“Florida Courts by the Numbers” | Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady | May 17, 2022

“So far as I know, we’ve never had a breach of our court security. But it’s absolutely essential that the deliberations of courts be confidential and not leaked… that’s just corrupt justice if it’s leaked.” Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady explains the challenges in trying to reduce a 600,000 case backlog from the …

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“America’s Energy Challenges in a Changing World Environment” | American Petroleum Institute President & CEO Mike Sommers | April 14, 2022

“If we get the policies right, we can get production back up and we can get prices lower for the American people.” American Petroleum Institute President & CEO Mike Sommers discusses the domestic oil and gas industry and how the Russian-Ukraine War and current policies on production and climate change effect gasoline prices before an …

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“US-China Economic Relations Revisited” | China Research Center Founding Director Dr. Penelope Prime | March 22, 2022

“I would argue it’s really about competition over innovation, with diminishing returns from trade but increasing returns from innovation.”  China Research Center Founding Director Dr. Penelope Prime shares her updated analysis of the macro political-economic environment of today’s China and its relationship with the United States before a March 22, 2022 meeting of The Economic …

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“Closing the Digital Divide to Create Economic Opportunity” | Charter Communications Group Vice President of State Government Affairs Marva Johnson | February 08, 2022

“It’s not just the economic impact of broadband on our lives, but on the quality of our lives.” Charter Communications Group Vice President of State Government Affairs Marva Johnson discusses the upwards of 2.3 million Floridians that are without broadband internet before a February 8, 2022 meeting of The Economic Club of Florida.

“2022 Market Outlook: Looking Through the Noise” | BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Managing Director Kate Moore | January 20, 2022

“There have been some new and exciting innovations that I think are going to lead to some really interesting investment opportunities over the medium term.” BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Managing Director Kate Moore provides a financial market forecast for the New Year before a January 20, 2022 meeting of The Economic Club of Florida.

“How to make a 29.46% Investment Return” | Florida’s Chief Investment Officer Ash Williams | November 1, 2021

“Don’t start the pity party of saying ‘I’m just an individual. I can’t do hedge funds, I can’t do private equity, I can’t do distressed, I can’t do all these countercyclical, pro-cyclical things that would be constructive in an aggregate portfolio.’” Florida’s outgoing Chief Investment Officer Ash Williams explains the state pension system’s phenomenal returns …

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