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“2023 Global Markets and Economic Outlook” | LPL Financial Chief Economist Dr. Jeffrey Roach | January 19, 2023

“Florida often outperforms the rest of the country, whether it’s during downturns or whether it’s during growth periods. And part of that is because in more recent years, Florida has become more diverse economically.” LPL Financial Chief Economist Dr. Jeffrey Roach explains the rising risk of recession and the factors that will influence financial markets …

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“Running Restaurants in a Challenging Economy” | Restaurant Brands International CEO Jose Cil | November 29, 2022

“I remember one day my mom sat me down and said, ‘You need to study, you need to apply yourself because if you don’t, you’re gonna end up working at Burger King one day.’” Restaurant Brands International CEO Jose Cil shares how supply chain challenges, commodity and wage inflation, and labor shortages are impacting its …

“Running Restaurants in a Challenging Economy” | Restaurant Brands International CEO Jose Cil | November 29, 2022 Read More »

“Building a Clean and Resilient Energy Future” | Southern Company Executive Vice President Stan Connally | October 26, 2022

“Not since the invention of the air conditioner have we seen such a potential impact to the electric loads of our utilities as we do now with the growth of electric vehicles.” Southern Company Executive Vice President Stan Connally discusses the rapid transformation taking place in the energy industry and the challenges it poses for …

“Building a Clean and Resilient Energy Future” | Southern Company Executive Vice President Stan Connally | October 26, 2022 Read More »

“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 …

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

“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 …

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

“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 …

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

“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 …

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

“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 …

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

“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.