Category Archives: Gulf Coast Regional & National Economy

William Bruce discusses trends and the economic issues affecting the Gulf Coast and beyond.

The New Stimulus Package Explained

The new stimulus bill signed by the president Sunday night contains these items according to Forbes.  To read the full Forbes article, please click here. Stimulus Checks: The new stimulus package will provide a one-time stimulus check of $600 for each … Continue reading

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8 Ways Business Owners Can Take Advantage of the Federal Stimulus Package

This is an excellent list and explanation of the 8 available assistance program now readily available to business owners. Continue reading

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Ranking of states by dollar amount of incentives used to recruit industry.

It’s ironic that New York, with one of the greatest net outflows of industry, is tops by a mile among incentives granted to companies to locate within the state. Here’s the list of states ranked by dollar amount of incentives used to recruit industry. Continue reading

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The Business of College Football. Who’s Making the Most Money?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that college football is big business. In fact, it’s huge. Listed below are the top 20 schools in the country ranked by total football revenue. Continue reading

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The Number of Women in Business is Surging

Women-owned companies now account for 40% of all privately held businesses in America. And in the “small business” classification, women own an amazing 60 percent. Continue reading

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Latest Survey of American Attitudes Toward Restaurants

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47 percent of American adults say they are going out to eat less often than they were six months ago. While that finding shows little change from January, it’s down 10 points from November 2008. Continue reading

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What’s Hot and What’s Not, Business Wise

Inc. Magazine had an interesting recent article on current business trends. Interestingly, the small business sector with the largest increase in revenue from 2009 to 2010 was fitness and sports centers, up 14 percent. The sector with the largest decrease in revenue for the same period was car washes, down 12 percent.
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