Haas Business Center

Economic Report
1:34 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Harper: Pensacola Area Job Growth Better In 2014

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper provides analysis of local job growth during last year, which he details in his latest bi-weekly economics column.

The headline is ‘Pensacola-area job growth was better than expected in 2014.’

“What was really good news is that for the most recent twelve months, we actually saw a 3,400 job increase,” said Harper. That’s an increase of about 2.1 percent, which is slightly above the national figure of 2.0 percent, and a bit below Florida’s rate of 3.0 percent.

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Economic Report
11:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Harper: UWF Steps Up Release Of Economic Research

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report on WUWF, Dr. Rick Harper, discusses new initiatives from the University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OEDE) and Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development. 

“There’s a lot of new things happening and among those is an effort to step up publicity that we generate about the sorts of things that we’re doing,” said Harper, who is director of OEDE.

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Economic Development
1:22 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Century Chamber & Haas Center To Explore Economic Development In Century

  Economic development efforts in the Town of Century are getting ratcheted up, through a new partnership with the University of West Florida.

The Escambia County Commission voted unanimously last week to approve the contract between the Century Chamber of Commerce and the Haas Center, for the latter to take over implementation of a plan it developed for Century.

Cindy Anderson, a former TEAM Santa Rosa executive director, spent about a year overseeing the Chamber’s economic development efforts. She now has a similar job with the Northwest Florida Manufacturer’s Council.

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'Data Detectives' study all U.S. counties
11:07 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Escambia Ranks Low in Quality of Life Study

Dr. Raid Amin
Credit uwf.edu

Escambia County gets low grades in a number of quality of life issues – such as crime and health – in a new math and statistics project conducted by a group of graduate students at the University of West Florida.

The eleven “data detectives” have been spending the fall semester going through databases for information on every county in the United States – 3,108. UWF Distinguished Professor Dr. Raid Amin oversees the project – the idea for which came to him while teaching a similar course in the summer of 2010.

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UWF Military Grant
4:14 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

UWF Gets $350,000 To Help Military Families Jumpstart IT Careers

Credit UWF Innovation Institute

The University of West Florida will receive $350,000 to develop courses and provide scholarships for military service members and their families. The new program will be a partnership between the University's HAAS Center and the Innovation Institute at UWF.  Dr.

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Gas Prices
9:40 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Spring Break Means More Expensive Gas

If gas prices are on the rise, we must be getting close to spring break. 

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